Eli Manning Joining New England Patriots?
Is Eli Manning joining the New England Patriots?
When one thinks of the younger Manning brother, the thing that always comes to mind is how he wrecked the Patriots in two separate Super Bowls.
Now, a Boston radio host has a solution to the whole “Will Tom Brady stay or will he go?” situation unfolding in New England.
Bring in Manning.
During a recent segment, Michael Felger of the Felger & Mazz show on 98.5 suggested the idea.
In Felger’s mind, Manning could serve as a cheap stand-in until the Patriots figure out where they want to go in the post-Brady Era.
The boys on Boston radio want to replace Tom Brady with……. 𝑬𝑳𝑰 𝑴𝑨𝑵𝑵𝑰𝑵𝑮!!!
If you can’t beat him, sign him! 😂 pic.twitter.com/WQSI9K9R33
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) January 10, 2020
“There is only one veteran name on there where I sorta stop and go, ‘I wouldn’t hate the idea of it,” he said.
“There’s only one veteran name on that list where I would go, ‘I bet Bill (Belichick) could win with him.’ Eli.”
In Felger’s estimation, this whole arrangement would only make sense if Manning came cheap.
“Like what if he came in real cheap? What if Eli Manning came to you dirt cheap, and $5 million for him is dirt cheap,” he continued.
“I just pulled that number out of my ass, I don’t know, maybe $7 million. What if Eli Manning came to you for under $10 million?”
While the idea of acquiring Manning may sound crazy, the Patriots do start needing to develop a contingency plan for what will happen if Brady bounces to the Los Angeles Chargers.
It can be Andy Dalton. It can be Manning. It can be someone else entirely.
But at point in the foreseeable future Brady will cease being a Patriot for one reason or another, and at that point the organization will need to have someone standing by.