Despite a historically bad NFC East, the New York Giants with a 2-10 record are officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Metlife Stadium.
There were low expectations for the Giants coming into the season with most fans just wanting to see their first-round pick Daniel Jones develop as the Quarterback of the future. However, a very bad NFC East where the first-place Dallas Cowboys are currently 6-6 may have left a glimmer of hope for some Giants fans earlier in the season.
The question now for the John Mara owned franchise is what they will do with their star Running Back Saquon Barkley who was sidelined for weeks with a high ankle sprain earlier in the season. Some might advocate for resting the second-year player for the rest of the season.
“This is an historically young team that is going out there and competing against some really good football teams and we’ve got to do what we have to do to win games. I understand that and they also are developing. At some point we’ll be good enough to win,” Head Coach Pat Shurmur said during the post-game press conference.
The next question for the Giants is what will Eli Manning do after this season after handing over the reins to Daniel Jones. Should Manning decide not to retire, he’ll be looking for a new home in the NFL more than likely, but if he does retire, he’ll be waiting on a call from the Hall of Fame.