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Eli Manning | Quarterback

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/3/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
College: Mississippi
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The Giants want Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes this season.
It's a barrier breached only seven times in league history, most recently by Alex Smith in 2012 (who was benched). It's not even a vaguely realistic goal for a career 58.5 percent passer (an abysmal 57.5 in 2013), but shows just how serious the G-Men are about remaking their passing attack. Gone are long-developing downfield shots, and in are high-percentage quick passes. Jul 28 - 1:43 PM

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The Giants' offense "wants to go fast" this season.

Receiver Jerrel Jernigan says the G-Men are "pushing for 70 or more plays per game." That's a number only two teams, the Broncos and Patriots, reached last season. The Giants averaged just 61.75, good for sixth-to-last in the league. "I'm still waiting for them to call up a huddle in practice," DE Mathias Kiwanuka said Thursday. "The intention of this offense is to cause chaos." The more plays, the better for Eli Manning and his intriguing receiver corps in fantasy.
Jul 24 - 10:08 PM's Ian Rapoport reports there's "so much emphasis" on getting Eli Manning to get rid of the ball quicker this season.

Per Rapoport, new OC Ben McAdoo is committed to "simplifying things," and that Manning has been a "willing student." It's the Philip Rivers approach to rejuvenation for an offense that had grown stagnant the past two seasons. A quick-hitting, timing-based attack could do wonders for Manning as he throws to a receiver corps with serious YAC ability.
Jul 24 - 7:54 PM

Eli Manning had the highest average pass distance among NFL quarterbacks in 2013, at 9.49 yards from the line of scrimmage.

Combine ex-OC Kevin Gilbride's vertical scheme with the Giants' injury-ravaged, swinging-gate offensive line, and the result was Eli's career-worst season, with career highs in picks (27) and sacks taken (39). New OC Ben McAdoo is installing a shortened, quicker-hitting attack in an effort to rejuvenate Eli. The Giants likely hope Manning can have a Riversian bounce-back year.
Jul 22 - 11:52 PM

Co-owner John Mara told the New York Post the Giants have had no contract extension talks with Eli Manning.

Manning, 33, is currently signed through 2015 at base salaries of $15.15 million this year, and $17 million next year. ESPN's Dan Graziano reported in April that the Giants are concerned Eli has entered his decline phase after leading the NFL in interceptions (27) last season. "We haven’t even really discussed that yet," Mara said of a new deal. "We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant."
Jul 20 - 1:16 PM

Eli Manning said he's "reenergized" in new OC Ben McAdoo's offense.

Manning regressed in ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride's offense last year, leaving the front office concerned over whether he's in his decline stage. The Giants will be more of a quick-hitting passing attack under McAdoo, which should play to his strengths. An improved offensive line and the presence of rookie Odell Beckham also give Manning a better supporting cast. Manning is signed through 2015, but will be in line for an extension next offseason if he bounces back.
Jul 12 - 10:54 PM

The Giants are installing a "quick-hitting passing attack that is predicated on timing" under new OC Ben McAdoo.

Per beat writer Jordan Raanan, the biggest benefit may be simplification of route concepts for players like Rueben Randle, while the offensive line isn't asked to hold blocks as long. The Chargers took a similar approach with Philip Rivers last year, and it paid off handsomely en route to NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. It remains to be seen whether Eli Manning possesses the short to intermediate accuracy to make a Rivers-like late-career leap.
Jun 23 - 1:19 PM

Eli Manning (ankle) said he's 100 percent and could play in a game if he needed to.

"Yeah, 100%, yeah," Manning said. "The ankle, I don’t think about it, don’t notice it. I go about practice and do everything and they’re not even worried about it. So, it hasn’t been an issue. No question I could play tomorrow." Manning participated fully in OTAs and should do the same at mandatory minicamp. As for the new offense, Manning admits "there's still some learning curve."
Jun 10 - 9:33 AM

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) is participating at Giants OTAs.

Manning isn't even two months removed from his left ankle scope, but he was taking the majority of first-team reps in team drills Wednesday. Health will not be an issue as Eli tries to bounce back from a broken 2013 season that saw him throw 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. He turned 33 in January.
May 28 - 5:15 PM

Eli Manning (ankle) said he feels 100 percent healthy, but "the trainers tell me I'm not."

"I already feel like I can go out there and do everything," Manning said. "We’ll still be smart about it these next few weeks and not overdo anything. If they want to limit me somewhat, I’ll understand that. But I want to take every single rep and they know that." Manning underwent minor ankle surgery on April 10 and had been declared out for OTAs by GM Jerry Reese. A big season lies ahead for Eli and he wants to get to work as soon as possible in a new offense. He'll be all systems go for training camp.
May 13 - 10:43 AM

According to Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already resumed throwing the football.

Eli went underwent a scope on April 10. He's off crutches, feeling good and doing some light throwing. Peyton added that Dr. Robert Anderson recommended the debridement procedure as a preemptive measure to guard against an issue popping up during the regular season. The Giants won't rush Manning back into spring work, but he'll be 100 percent for training camp.
May 5 - 8:11 AM

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has begun running three weeks ahead of schedule.

"I’m off all crutches," he said. "Out of the boot. Doing some running, doing some drops. So it’s coming around fast." Eli's availability for training camp was never really in doubt, but this confirms it. He should 100 percent before late July. Manning will be a somewhat intriguing bounce-back QB2 pick in 2014 re-draft leagues with upgrades all over the Giants' offensive line.
May 3 - 9:21 AM

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) won't resume practicing before training camp.

"We want him back for the summer," GM Jerry Reese said Thursday. "We're not going to rush him back." Manning has already shed his walking boot, but the G-Men have zero incentive to rush their quarterback. He'll be 100 percent for training camp.
May 1 - 2:11 PM

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already shed his protective boot.

Manning walked the first 100 yards of the March for Babies event on Sunday without a limp. He's progressing quickly off the left ankle scope he underwent two weeks ago. Eli's status for training camp is not in doubt.
Apr 28 - 8:06 AM

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

Manning is currently on crutches, but is expected to resume running in roughly a month. There's an outside chance he'll be ready for June's minicamp. Barring a setback, Manning's ankle isn't a concern heading into 2014.
Apr 22 - 4:22 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Curtis Painter
RB1Rashad Jennings
2David Wilson
3Andre Williams
4Peyton Hillis
5Michael Cox
GLB1Andre Williams
2Rashad Jennings
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Peyton Hillis
FB1Henry Hynoski
2John Conner
WR11Victor Cruz
2Jerrel Jernigan
3Mario Manningham
4Preston Parker
5Marcus Harris
WR21Rueben Randle
2Odell Beckham
3Trindon Holliday
4Julian Talley
5Corey Washington
WR31Odell Beckham
TE1Larry Donnell
2Adrien Robinson
3Daniel Fells
4Kellen Davis
5Xavier Grimble
K1Josh Brown
2Brandon McManus