When you look at Eli Manning's numbers thus far, he's thrown for 1,381 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions with a 71.7 completion percentage through five games. Not horrible considering the offensive line he has to work with.
The past few seasons for Manning haven't been wonderful, however, and players on the team, along with team executives, have come out to voice their frustrations toward Manning.
Many of those executives have since been fired, according to ESPN Staff Writer Jordan Raanan.
"In recent years, some individuals inside the organization have believed that Manning is holding the team back. Most have since been fired." Read @JordanRaanan on "The Erosion of Eli": https://t.co/Qv6GWj37gm— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 11, 2018
When you look at it, it's the truth. Look at former general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo. Both spoke out against Manning, caused a firestorm, and were shown the door.
With Reese saying that Manning was on the "back nine" of his career and McAdoo essentially blaming everything on him while benching him for Geno Smith, the team, including ownership, was all on board with the fact that they needed to draft a new quarterback and move on from Manning.
This whole plan was ready to go until fans began to revolt and protests were even being talked about, which sparked ownership to change sides quickly. The total outrage cost McAdoo and Reese their jobs, and it got Manning his job back as the starter with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as interim head coach.
Ben McAdoo was fired for benching Eli Manning. #GiantsPride ☕— Carl Leander Johnson (@calientecarlito) October 11, 2018
This sums it up perfectly.
While Manning may be declining, fans were clearly not happy with the way the team handled the situation and it cost executives their jobs.
I don't blame the fans. What the Giants did is not how you treat somebody who won you two Super Bowls and is a future Hall of Famer.