Geno Smith weighs in on Eli Manning, says everyone owes Ben McAdoo an apology


Late last season, the New York Giants were struggling. New York was 2-10 and could barely get anything going offensively. The offensive line was dreadful. The pass-catching corps was depleted, with Odell Beckham Jr. out for the season. And even when Eli Manning had time to throw and one of his receivers was open, he could not seem to find that player with an on-time and/or on-target throw. 

So then-coach Ben McAdoo made a decision to bench Manning. Or rather, he told Manning that he wanted to give some playing time to the young quarterbacks but would still give Manning the start so as to keep his consecutive-starts streak alive. Manning declined, and Geno Smith started the team’s next game against the Dallas Cowboys. Smith was just as much of a disaster as Manning, the Giants lost, McAdoo was fired, and Manning was back in the starting lineup again the following week. 

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