Giants hire Eli Manning, announce date for jersey retirement

Eli Manning is one of the greatest players in New York Giants history, and the former quarterback will remain involved with the team.

After spending last season in retirement, former Giants quarterback Eli Manning is heading back to the Meadowlands in a new role. On Monday, the team announced Manning will rejoin the organization in a business operations and fan management position. In addition the Giants also announced Manning will have his number retired on September 26.

In 16 seasons with the Giants, Manning ranks first in team history for passing yards, passing touchdowns, and wins, while playing the most games (236) among all position players in Giants history. He also sits in the top 10 for the NFL’s all-time passing yards and touchdowns list.

The Giants announced a new role for Eli Manning and set a date for his jersey retirement.

Aside from his statistical rankings, Manning will forever be known for his heroics during the team’s two Super Bowl victories over the Patriots in 2007 and ’11. His late game-winning drives in each of those championship victories rank among the best clutch performances in the Super Bowl era.

This next chapter in Manning’s career is one he is looking forward to, especially given the limited interaction he was given in his first year of retirement due to the global pandemic.

“After not being able to come back in the facility for a full year, to finally see my former teammates and the individuals I’ve spent the past 16 years with – like the trainers and equipment guys, video, scouting, management, owners – it’s incredibly exciting to be back,” Manning said. “Staying involved with this organization is very important to me. I love the organization, love the Giants and the fans, and so I want to do anything possible to help them out and be a part of it.”

The team will also induct Manning into the Giant’s Ring of Honor and will retire his No.10 jersey during a halftime ceremony on Sept. 26, as the Giants host the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

It’s a well-deserved and no-brainer move for the Giants to honor their best quarterback in team history.

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