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It was the first time in a long time that No. 10 wasn’t on the sidelines for the Giants during the 2020 season. Eli Manning retired after 16 amazing seasons in the blue and white, and he watched his former team from the couch while picking up new endorsement gigs along the way.
But, according to Gary Myers, Manning has the itch to return to the Giants in some capacity.
Myers says he spoke to Manning directly, and the potential Hall of Famer recently visited the Giants facility to speak with co-owner John Mara about helping the team out in some shape or form. And as you’d expect, the team will supposedly “carve out a role” for him.
Before you get too excited, Myers doesn’t believe it will be in the coaching realm. Manning has said himself he’s not sure if he wants to get into that field, but maybe becoming a “consultant” of some sort to help out players and coaches alike would be a good fit for the two-time Super Bowl champ.
Could he continue working with Daniel Jones in the quarterbacks room to help his development? Maybe he could help out the offensive side of the ball as a whole? There’s a million different options that Manning could do, and the Giants likely realize that. Plus, the loyalty the Mara and Tisch families have for Manning is unmatched, and they recognize the impact he can have anywhere in the organization.
So next season you just might see that familiar face strolling on the sidelines at practice, or better yet, on game day.