Eli Manning says drafting Ryan Nassib was a good thing

eli manningNew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning told the Newark Star-Ledger that he believes the addition of quarterback Ryan Nassib is a good thing.

“I think that’s pretty normal,” Manning said. “I think it’s always good to have a good quarterback to come in and learn and be prepared. You never know what happens in this league, and you always have to have quality players on your team and quarterbacks, and so I think it’s a good thing. Looking forward to working with a young guy.”

Manning understands that he’ll never really know when his career will end.

“I feel like I’m playing at a high level, and this is the prime of my career, and I appreciate my job every day,” Manning said. “I’m fortunate that I get to play quarterback in the NFL, and I love all the aspects of the work that goes into it, and I’m still hungry to improve my game and to get better and to win more championships for New York. And so I understand that one day it will end.”

“The thing about in this league, you never know when that day comes, and you never know what’s going to happen. So you’ve got to take advantage of it, and work hard, and try to ensure that every year that you play that you’re going to do everything you can to try to win a championship.”

Let’s face it, if Eli suffers a career threatening injury at some point like his brother Peyton did back in 2011, having a player like Nassib on the roster is a great thing for the Giants.

Even if the Giants never need Nassib to play a down for them, they might be able to trade him for at least a second round pick in a few years.