Eli Manning had another subpar performance in Thursday' 34-13 loss to the Eagles and it may be time for the Giants to face the cruel reality: Manning's days are numbered.
The 37-year-old quarterback is 1-5 this season despite possessing offensive weapons such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. Yes, he has a shoddy offensive line, but he is 4-17 in his last 21 games and is only showing signs of regression.
With the way things are going, the Giants will be in the market -- whether it be free agency or in the draft -- for a quarterback this offseason.
While last year seemingly everyone but the Giants wanted to get their hands on a quarterback, the position does not seem to be as high in demand this time around, which may help Big Blue land the best option.
However, there is always somebody else lurking. But who? Here are some other teams that could be the Giants competition in the quarterback market after this season:
If the Cowboys fall to the Jaguars this weekend they will drop to 2-5 and find themselves in race to the bottom of the NFC East and top of the draft board with the Giants. While Dak Prescott is their quarterback, he has not performed well this season and with no viable backup option and very little patience in Dallas, he could find himself on the bench or out of town as soon as next year.
Philip Rivers -- whom the Giants traded to acquire Manning in the 2004 draft -- may be running out of time in Los Angeles. While the 37-year-old quarterback has fared much better than Manning in his later years, he has just one year left on his contract and the Chargers may balk before giving an extension to a 38-year-old quarterback with no potential heir in place. Unless you think the answer to that is his current backup, Geno Smith.
The Redskins are in better shape than the Giants and Cowboys (though, not by much) and have a quarterback in Alex Smith signed for the next four years. But...it's Alex Smith. He's 34 years old and has struggled with consistency his whole career. His quarterback ratings this season have ranged from 118.1 to 69.9. He does not turn the ball over that much, making him more of a game manager, but it would not be a bad idea for the Redskins to have a young quarterback behind him ready to go.
The jury is still out on Ryan Tannehill, who is playing for the first time since 2016 after multiple injuries, including an ACL tear. The 30-year-old is signed through 2020 with cap hits of $13 and $19 million the next two seasons, so Miami may be a season away from looking further into potential quarterbacks if Tannehill is not working out, but they are certainly a team that could find its way onto the radar for one.
Yes, believe it or not the Patriots could also be in the market for a quarterback this offseason. While Tom Brady may think he can play forever, the reality is that he cannot. After trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers last season, New England is without a potential heir to Brady. They won't be picking at the top of the draft but you never know what tricks Bill Belichick may have up his sleeve.