Eli Manning is again with the New York Giants. We repeat, Eli Manning is again with the New York Giants.
The Giants introduced on Monday that Manning has rejoined the group in a enterprise operations and fan engagement function.
“For 16 seasons, Eli represented and outlined what it meant to be a Big and we’re excited for him to affix the enterprise facet of our entrance workplace,” stated Giants co-owner John Mara. “Eli is likely one of the most beloved gamers in Giants historical past. We had a mutual curiosity in him returning to the group and we’re thrilled to welcome him again.”
“We’re proud Eli was our quarterback for thus a few years and now sit up for his subsequent chapter as a Big,” stated Tisch. “Eli is the last word workforce participant and can be an enormous addition to the group as we proceed to raise and strengthen our enterprise operation.”
After a yr away from the workforce as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Manning stated he’s excited to return in his new function.
“After not having the ability to come again within the facility for a full yr, to lastly see my former teammates and the people I’ve spent the previous 16 years with – just like the trainers and tools guys, video, scouting, administration, house owners – it’s extremely thrilling to be again,” Manning stated. “Staying concerned with this group is essential to me. I really like the group, love the Giants and the followers, and so I need to do something attainable to assist them out and be part of it.”
Manning’s new function will embody a number of assignments.
“I’m keen to do something,” he stated. “However I’m centered on the enterprise facet with company companions and on neighborhood relations, which was at all times so essential to me whereas I used to be enjoying right here and is one thing, I’ve positioned a excessive precedence on all through my life. I’m wanting ahead to seeing the place I can take advantage of affect in serving to the Giants obtain their enterprise and neighborhood objectives.”
Along with his new job with the workforce, it was additionally introduced that Manning can be inducted into the workforce’s Ring of Honor and his No. 10 jersey can be retired, which the workforce had initially scheduled for final yr. The ceremony can be Sunday, Sept. 26 when the Giants host the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.
“It’s an excellent honor and simply an unbelievable feeling,” Manning stated. “I don’t know what the feelings can be that day. I do know they’ll be excessive, although. To have that feeling and that last goodbye, a real goodbye to the followers, and to thank them for supporting me throughout my 16 seasons right here, it’s going to be particular. I believe it’s a chance for me to thank all people right here – teammates, coaches and the group – for believing in me, for bringing me to New York and for giving me an opportunity to have success. It’ll be an superior day to be right here and an excellent celebration.”