Even previous Super Bowl winning quarterbacks can fall on hard times in their prime. The case can be argued that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning experienced his worst statistical campaign last season.
As a result, the Giants have a new offensive coordinator in Ben McAdoo, who replaced Kevin Gilbride after 10 years with the organization.
Manning is learning a whole new offense. Considering it’s not easy mentally to learn a new offense this late in your career after knowing the same one for a decade, the Giants signal-caller said this new playbook has jump started him.
“It’s re-energized me,” Manning said, via Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News. “I’m trying to speed up the process of getting comfortable in the new system. I don’t have 10 years. I have a few months.”
Manning threw for 18 touchdowns and a career-high 27 interceptions. Last season was the third time he led the league with interceptions. He did so back in 2007 and 2010.
The Giants lost Hakeem Nicks in free-agency to the Indianapolis Colts and added Odell Beckham Jr in the draft.
Manning also is recovering from ankle surgery he underwent earlier this off-season. He is expected to be ready for the season.
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