The two-time Super Bowl MVP was benched last week after the Giants’ 2-9 start to the season. That turned out to be one of moves made by then-coach Ben McAdoo before he was fired on Sunday.
Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo announced Wednesday the Giants were going back to Manning after his replacement last week, Geno Smith, completed 21 of 34 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
“Eli Manning will be the quarterback for this football team and this game,” Spagnuolo said as the Giants prepared to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Manning has spent all 14 of his NFL seasons with the Giants. His 210-game starting streak is the second longest for an NFL quarterback, and his benching did not go over well with many of the team’s fans.
The Giants drafted former California quarterback Davis Webb in the third round this spring.