Manning sits; Smith gets start

-Nick Pooler

The New York Giants have elected to go with back up quarterback Geno Smith in Sunday’s regular season matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Manning has 210 consecutive starts for the Giants. In what arguably could be a Hall-of-Fame career, Manning has two Super Bowl wins, a 59.6% passing completion, 334 touchdown passes, 40 career game winning drives, a career record of 110-100, and lastly a two-time Super Bowl MVP. This news has shocked the world as plenty of athletes have been coming to Manning’s aid to support him. At the age of 36, Manning may still have a few years left in the league. Assuming his Giants days are over, there has been some interest from several teams. Some that seem most fitting for Eli include the Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and New York Jets.

In Smith’s career includes four with the Jets and one so far with the Giants. He has a career record of 12-18, a completion percentage of 57.7, 28 touchdowns to 36 interceptions. Smith looks to become the new future quarterback for the Giants and will get his shot with a big opportunity this Sunday afternoon in Oakland.