The New York Giants have their starter in Eli Manning, but there will be a competition for the backup job between Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning struggled mightily last season, throwing 27 interceptions while only throwing 18 touchdown passes and finishing with an abysmal 69.4 rating.
Manning was viewed as “elite” not too long ago after he led the Giants to their second Super Bowl championship in five years. However, his play has dropped off since the 2011 season, and the Giants have missed the playoffs twice in a row.
Manning will look to prove that he can still be a Super Bowl-caliber. Improving his accuracy will be crucial to achieving that since he only completed just above 57 percent of his passes in 2013.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP offers excellent durability though since he has made 151 consecutive starts, and it looks like he will be able to continue that streak after recovering from ankle surgery.
His starting job is safe, but there will be competition for the No. 2 job. It is expected to go to Ryan Nassib, who is being viewed as Manning’s eventual replacement.
Curtis Painter, who performed abysmally as a starter in Indianapolis, will once again look to make a team with a Manning brother on it.
It will be difficult for him to make the team though if Nassib can prove himself as a reliable No. 2. The Giants are likely to carry just two quarterbacks, so it is looking doubtful for Painter to make the team unless he can outperform Nassib.