​The talk of the entire New York Giants season has been Eli Manning's future with the team. The 15-year veteran is on the downturn of his career, and the fan base wants the franchise to look at the future of the quarterback position.


While head coach Pat Shurmur named Manning the starter for Week 14 against the Washington Redskins, he is not committing to anything beyond that. When asked by WFAN's Mike Francesa about Manning's status for 2019, Shurmur indicated that those are "offseason discussions."

The Giants are still mathematically in the playoff picture, despite their 4-8 record. When they are officially eliminated, ​the team appears to be ready to give rookie Kyle Lauletta some playing time in order to see if they need to draft a quarterback in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. 


That is still dependent on which signal callers from college declare in the coming weeks.


A report last week by SNY's Ralph Vacchiano hinted the Giants ​​could bring Manning back next season. If Manning were to stay for the 2019 campaign, he would be responsible for a $22.3 million cap hit. But, if they were to part ways with the longtime quarterback, they would gain $17 million in cap space.

The curious case of Eli Manning is only beginning. 


The only way we will know his status for next year is when Shurmur or general manager Dave Gettleman announce the decision this upcoming offseason.