Manning wants to remain the Giants starting quarterback

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning isn't ready to hand over the job as the New York Giants' starting quarterback.

With fans and many in the media calling for him to be benched with the Giants off to a second straight 1-7 start, the 37-year-old Manning insisted Monday he wants to play when New York takes the field against the 49ers in San Francisco on Nov. 12.

Before Manning spoke, Coach Pat Shurmur said the 15-year veteran remains his starting quarterback, but he will be evaluating everything during the upcoming bye week.

"I've always been a team player, and do kind of what I'm told," Manning said. "I expect and want to be the starting quarterback until I'm told differently."

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