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Author: Jon Kuzma
The New York Giants have to be ecstatic with all of the success that Eli Manning has brought to their football team. Under Manning the Giants have won two Super Bowls (XLII and XLVI) and the team is always a threat in the passing game. That is because Manning has thrown for 44,187 passing yards and 294 touchdowns over the course of 12 season career. Those numbers are extremely impressive and the Giants finally have a talented cast of receivers around Manning to help him become more effective. Odell Beckham Jr. is flourishing entering his 3rd season which takes a lot of pressure of Manning. Beckham can consistently make plays and that allows Manning to trust the Giants number 1 receiver. Then the team drafted Sterling Shepard in the 2nd round to give the Giants another receiver who can contribute in the aerial attack. Shepard is an undersized receiver who plays like he is 7 feet tall. This is a player who had 26 receiving touchdowns during his four years at Oklahoma. So Shepard can certainly come in and add a boost to everything Eli Manning is doing with this offense. Finally when you add in the fact that Victor Cruz should be a step closer to being healthy. You begin to see why the Giants could be in better shape in 2016. Now it will it will be up to Manning to come out and be poised. He has to eliminate turnovers and do his best to be efficient while throwing the football. Manning has never finished a season with less than 9 interceptions. One goal you’d like to see Manning set for himself would be to throw the least amount of interceptions possible. 3 times in his career he has thrown 20 or more interceptions in a season and when the turnover total gets that high for one player bad things tend to happen to that player’s team. It will be up to Manning to understand in order for the Giants to win football games he has to take care of the football first and foremost. That would go a long way in the Giants chances for success and it will certainly please the fans in New York. At the end of the day Eli Manning is the last Manning we have left in this league and we all would like to see him go out on a high note. You never know how many years he has left.
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