Shurmur: Eli 'very likely' to start vs. Eagles

New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning and Daniel Jones warm up during an NFL football practice Monday

Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning 'very likely' to start for Giants with Daniel Jones in walking boot

The New York Giants are likely to have a new - or old? - quarterback under center on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

As a matter of fact, there's also a chance that Manning could end up being the starter for the rest of the season, and that's because Jones is dealing with a high-ankle sprain that now has him in a walking boot. The game isn't until Monday, but Shurmur described Jones' injury as slightly less severe than the sprained ankle Saquon Barkley had earlier in the season, and Barkley missed three games. He won his first two career starts but has lost eight straight as the Giants were eliminated from the playoffs. Shurmur also said it's "very likely" that Eli Manning will get the start at Lincoln Financial Field.

Manning, 38, was replaced as starter in Week 3.

Manning is 1-9 in his last 10 games against the Eagles, who will face the Giants twice in these final four games.

Ironically, news of Manning's return comes two years to the day that Ben McAdoo benched him in favor of Geno Smith, ending Manning's league-leading ironman streak, much to the dismay of fans and team owners alike. Through two games, the two-time Super Bowl victor threw for 556 yards on 56-for-89 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He hasn't beaten the Eagles since November 6, 2016. However, four of those five losses were by five points or less, which could make things interesting on Monday.

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