Eli Manning assumes Giants will take QB early in draft
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The New York Giants have given no public indication they plan to use a premium draft pick on a quarterback, but Eli Manning expects them to do just that on April 25.

"I figure the Giants are gonna get a young quarterback, I understand that," Manning said Monday as New York began voluntary team workouts, according to Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. "I still have to do my job and do my part. My job, as I see it, is to go out there and play quarterback and win football games."

Manning has been treading in uncertain waters with New York for some time. The 38-year-old has struggled to overcome his declining athletic skills in recent years, leading critics to beg the Giants to find his successor.

Last year, management passed on a bevy of quarterbacks with the No. 2 overall pick in favor of selecting running back Saquon Barkley. Reports throughout this offseason have suggested the Giants aren't overly enamored with this year's quarterback class, although the team is hosting Ohio State product Dwayne Haskins this week.

Manning is entering the final year of his contract. He told the Giants early in the offseason that he intended to return for 2019, but said the team didn't commit to keeping him until more recently, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

The veteran threw for 4,299 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes last season, but largely struggled when throwing deeper down the field.

Eli Manning assumes Giants will take QB early in draft
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