This is why the Saquon pick was the wrong one to make for the Giants at the time. They were in rebuilding mode at the time and needed to either draft Sam Darnold and develop him behind Eli until he was done or somebody like Bradley Chubb, Denzel Ward, or even Quentin Nelson which were(and still are) positions of need moreso than an RB. Drafting a RB at #2 was malpractice. By the time the Giants have a chance to contend again, Barkley is going to be due a huge contract and the value of having a player like that on a rookie deal is gone.This isn't a Giants thread, but a dump on Eli Manning thread. I get it, I'd hate him too if I was a Pats fan.
I think most reasonable Giant fans will tell you that he isn't a Hall Of Fame quarterback. He COULD have been, but I don't think anyone predicted such a steep decline after the second superbowl. At the time though Eli was pretty money in the post season and I think most fans assumed he'd carry that swagger over the rest of his career. Unfortunately, he didn't.
As far as the Giants this year, being a fan is painful. The front office has made bonehead decision after bonehead decision, with the biggest one being the head coaching job. McAdoo was terrible. Shurmur isn't any better.
My biggest fear is that the team is holding on to something that won't be there. They need to accept a rebuilding process, but of course that will squander some good Saquon years.
Saquon is a bright spot though. Man, that guy is good.