Starting just to keep the streak going and knowing you won't finish the game and have a chance to win it is pointless to me, and it tarnishes the streak.
When confronted by reporters after the news broke, Manning struggled to fight back tears.
The New York Giants may have dropped the bombshell of the week Tuesday when they announced that they'd be benching Eli Manning and starting Geno Smith in his place.
The day will come for Ryan's streak to end, but he'll deserve a better conclusion than the one the Giants are giving Manning.
McAdoo spoke with Manning on Monday.
There may be some Jags fans skeptical on Manning, but it's clear that Bortles hasn't developed as a fourth-year quarterback should and is making winning a hard task as of late. That's not fair. That's not fair to me, that's not fair to Geno, that's not how you play.
"This is not a statement about anything other than we are 2-9, and we have to do what is best for the organization moving forward, and that means evaluating every position", Reese said in a statement. He and reserve quarterback Davis Webb did not know about the plan that was discussed by Manning and McAdoo the previous day.
Manning has started every Giants game since November 21, 2004, when he took over for veteran Kurt Warner in the 10th game of his rookie season.
Nevermind Big Blue's outrageous mistreatment of Eli Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion, National Football League iron man, the face of one the most respected organizations in the National Football League for more than a decade. "This is about an entire organization that has gone sideways". While there was some uncertainty about whether it was the right thing to do, McAdoo made the final call, according to a source.
Smith spent the first four years of his career with the New York Jets before signing with Big Blue as a free agent last offseason. He played in only two games in 2016 with his season ending with a major knee injury.
Replacing him will be Smith, a quarterback with more interceptions than touchdowns five years into his pro career.
"Guys were kind of fired up", said Smith. This is a business and it's tough.
While some will argue injuries deprived Smith of a few opportunities - which they did - it can also be said that the 27-year-old got his shot on more than one occasion.
Manning holds nearly all of the franchise's major passing records.