Published: Thu, November 30, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Geno Smith excited about chance to start for Giants

Geno Smith excited about chance to start for Giants

Oh, Eli had the floor show option of starting the remaining games to keep his National Football League streak of 210 consecutive starts alive, but he said no thank you, Ben.

Webb said he's learned a lot watching Manning this season. We have three quarterbacks on the roster. "Especially at the quarterback position moving on to next season, and with that, we're going to start Geno [Smith] this week and give him an opportunity to show what he can do".

The team has also indicated that rookie quarterback Davis Webb will get some playing time between now and the end of the season. "This is about an entire organization that has gone sideways, and if you got one guy that represents what this organization has been about and the character and the success of this organization it's that guy who has been under center in Eli Manning".

Manning spoke with the media for less than four minutes. If Smith suffers an injury, it could be the two-time Super Bowl victor that gets the call to come in the game.

A second-round pick in 2013, Smith signed with the Giants as a free agent in the offseason after being released by the Jets. He has a base salary of $10.5 million in 2018 and $11.5 million in 2019. The way Manning handled the news he wouldn't be starting anymore is something that also made an impression on Webb.

He doesn't deserve to start in the NFL.

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The Giants announced Tuesday in a stunning development that Geno Smith would be starting for them Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, which means their two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback is heading to the bench for the first time since he replaced Kurt Warner on November 21, 2004. In 2014 and 2015, he totaled 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.

Smith is already a known commodity, especially in NY. But the Giants did this for Smith, a player that's been intercepted 4.1 percent of the time in his career.

Few teams have been worse offensively than the Giants. It didn't affect the game's outcome, as Kevin Love picked up the slack, scoring 22 of his 38 total points in the first quarter to lead Cleveland to the win. The Giants haven't scored 30 points since the start of McAdoo's tenure a year ago.

McAdoo refused to say if this was the end of the Manning era.

Manning has very quietly been a rock solid starter for NY in his tenure calling the signals, and has won two Superbowls, both slaying the other giants known as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, and has not deserved much of the teeth gnashing from fans and the media that have marred this awful season for the Giants.

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