New York Giants: Eli Manning Primed for Statistical Gem in 2017

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has all of the tools to have a dominant 2017 season. Will he be able to utilize his new weapons and have one of his best seasons yet?

In 2016, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a statistically average season. He racked up 4,027 yards, 26 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, complemented by a 63 percent completion rating. 

All Giants' fans anticipate an occasional eyes-closed prayer heaved up by Manning from time-to-time, but with the new additions to the offense, we might be seeing less of that in 2017.

Manning has never missed a regular-season game in his career. His current streak is 211 games played, and there is no end in sight.

Despite the drafting of California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb in the third-round, there should be no alarms going off regarding Manning's timeline.

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Eli is signed through 2019, and if his brother Peyton Manning can win a Super Bowl after having a herniated disk, Eli can surely pull off another magical run at the Lombardi Trophy.

With the fresh signings of Brandon MarshallRhett Ellison and Evan Engram, Manning will have more than enough weapons to inflate his statistics. 

Evan Engram will provide well needed support in the red zone, after the Giants ranked 22nd in redzone production in 2016. 

Marshall will enable one-on-one coverage for Odell Beckham Jr, which will open up the field for Eli and head coach Ben McAdoo.

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Statistically speaking, Eli had one of his better years in 2015. How? Because he had options. Rashad Jennings was playing at a higher level, making the Giants' offense less predictable. And a healthy Shane Vereen surely didn't hurt. 

With Vereen returning from two torn triceps, Eli should have another option out of the backfield.

Ben McAdoo played a very conservative offense in 2016, sticking with a three receiver-set for most of the campaign.

The emergence of second-year running back Paul Perkins will help promote a diversified and dynamic scheme, allowing Manning to audible between plays. 


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