After 16 seasons under center as the face of the New York Giants, Eli Manning is calling it a career.
The two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP will officially announce his retirement on Friday at a press conference.
“For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field,” Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said. “Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise’s history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future.”
The 2019 season provided a change of scenery for the 38-year-old, who after starting 232 of 233 games was benched for rookie Daniel Jones after Week 2.
After Jones suffered an ankle injury, Manning came back into the fold to start Weeks 14 and 15.
He won his last-ever start, a 36-20 triumph over the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.
Upon his retirement, Manning owns Giants franchise records in games, wins, yards, and passing touchdowns as he will soon be under strong consideration for enshrinement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.