Eli Manning Taking New Job With Giants
Eli Manning is taking a new job with the Giants, it appears.
On Friday, Manning announced his retirement from the NFL after spending 16 years with New York.
Between his last name and the two Super Bowls he brought to the Big Apple, Manning will forever go down as a franchise legend.
Because of that, while his playing career might be done, there is a chance Manning will find a new role within the Giants organization.
Speaking to the media today, Manning acknowledged that he was open to the idea of continuing to work with the team that drafted him back in 2004 in some capacity.
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“Definitely something I’d be interested in,” he said.
“So I just have to talk to Mr. Mara and see in what ways [to stay involved] and I have to think in what way.
“I’m going to take some time and figure out how I want to spend these next years.”
Interestingly enough, team owner John Mara previously expressed interest in giving Manning a role of some sort with the team.
“I’ve mentioned to him the possibility of thinking about other roles in the organization, and he’s just undecided right now,” Mara said during a recent interview .
“The season just ended recently, and he needs to take some more time and think about it. And I told him there’s no time limit on that. We’ll talk whenever he’s ready to sit down and talk again.”
Based on the fact that both parties appear interested in getting a deal done, it seems fair to expect that this is not going to be the last time we saw Manning and the Giants working together in some capacity.