Odell Beckham weighs in on former teammate Eli Manning's benching

NY Giants bench Eli Manning; rookie Daniel Jones will start as QB

Giants bench Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

The Daniel Jones era has begun.

Jones will take his first snap as the Giants' starting quarterback this Sunday. "It's a ideal time for Daniel Jones".

The New York Giants' decision to bench longtime franchise quarterback Eli Manning in favor of rookie Daniel Jones after a 0-2 start to the season is a "hard pill to swallow" given his contributions with the team, fellow National Football League great Terry Bradshaw told FOX Business. We've got a good system.

Manning has started 232 of the Giants' past 233 regular-season games.

Speaking of that defense, as I highlighted earlier, the unit needs a turnover (and a lot of other things) in the worst way.

"Obviously, disappointed", Manning said last week, "not happy, about it". If Giants Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley struggles on the ground, Jones will have to step up and win with his arm. He also said he talked with Mara after the decision was announced Tuesday. He had a heck of a preseason. "First and foremost, stop the run".

Manning played well in the opener against Dallas, throwing for 306 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. The Giants have proven susceptible to the ground game over the last couple weeks, and it should help the Buccaneers establish balance on offense right off the bat. There is hope he will be ready and available by Sunday's kick-off.

"They're on different planets".

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EXTRA POINTS: Jacksonville CB Jalen Ramsey said neither he nor his agent leaked that he has requested a trade, because he said he didn't want it to be a distraction to his teammates in preparing for Thursday night's big divisional home game against Tennessee.

"I didn't know how everything was going to shake out this year", Manning said.

Jones should use this to his advantage, dumping the ball off to the former Penn State standout whenever a defender is closing in on him. He lost three fumbles during the preseason, one on a snap and two after being hit in the backfield.

"You never really know when something like this is going to happen".

On Sunday, his job will be as Jones' backup. "I'm certainly very grateful and appreciative of his support since I've gotten here".

In the Carolina win, Bucs QB Jameis Winston had 208 yards and a score, and Peyton Barber had 82 yards on the ground with a TD. Manning has passed for 56,537 yards in his career with 362 touchdowns and 241 interceptions. "But we can't live with beating ourselves".

In so many words, Shurmur told the NY pen and mic club yesterday he will think about benching franchise icon Eli Manning.

The Giants have scored 31 points and have been pitiful on third downs in the two games. The Cowboys and Bills have combined to convert 11 of 23, or nearly 48%. NY will kick off against the Buccaneers (1-1) beginning at 4:05 p.m. Opponents have averaged nearly 32:28 in time of possession. The team has started 0-2 for the sixth time in seven years. He is now second in the league in rushing yards with 227 while averaging a whopping 7.8 yards per carry. They made the playoffs five times in 12 years, winning two Super Bowl rings. His father was Arians' college roommate at Virginia Tech.

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