As his retirement ceremony commenced, Eli Manning held a Q&A with the media for the final time, and addressed his possible future with the Giants in a new role.
As John Mara had previously said, the Giants would welcome Manning into the organization in some capacity, and it seems that Manning is interested in the idea of coming back.
"Yeah, it would definitely be something that I'd be interested in," Manning said. "So I'd just have to discuss that and talk to Mr. Mara and see in what way -- and I've got to see in what way."
"I think I'll take some time and just figure out how I want to spend these next years. But this organization, as I've said, you know so many close friends within the organization and not just the former teammates, but people in all departments of the organization...The faces, they don't change, people don't leave here because of all the wonderful people and the way the organization is run and they take care of the people here, and so you do have so many great people that I'd love to be around and be around the people that I called my friends."
However, for now, Manning is looking forward to some time off that he will spend with his wife and kids.
"I look forward to a little downtime," Manning said. "I look forward to spending time with my family, coaching Ava's third grade basketball team -- assistant coach -- and just being involved with my kids and Abby, and getting to do some things that I've missed out on because of this job and occupation and that dedication I gave to it. So I think I'm going to take some time and just enjoy it and then figure out what my next steps are."