Daniel Jones has been named as the New York Giants' starting quarterback for Week 16, potentially spelling the end of Eli Manning's 16th and likely final season with the team.

Rookie Jones took the starting job from two-time Super Bowl champion Manning after Week 2, before he suffered a moderate high ankle sprain against the Green Bay Packers earlier this month.

Manning, 38, returned under center in a defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles and a win over the Miami Dolphins.

The veteran star threw for two touchdowns in each game, along with three interceptions against the Dolphins.

But his stint back in the team is seemingly over after Jones was a full participant in practice heading into Sunday's meeting with the Washington Redskings.

Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed on Friday that Jones would be starting in Washington, the Giants stated on their website.

The surprise sixth overall draft pick has thrown 18 touchdowns and 11 picks over 11 games - 10 starts - for the 3-11 Giants, who finish the season at home to the Eagles.

Manning, reverting to a back-up role, will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020 if he decides to carry on playing.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning does not know what the future holds following a "special" win over the Miami Dolphins.

Veteran Manning, 38, threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Giants beat the Dolphins 36-20 in NFL action at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

In potentially his final home start for the Giants, Manning received a standing ovation after exiting the game with less than two minutes remaining – New York going on to snap a nine-match losing streak.

"Obviously, I don't know what the future is. I don't know what lies next week, let alone down the road," said Manning, who was replaced as starter by rookie Daniel Jones from Week 3.

"Obviously, the support and the fans, their ovation, chanting my name from the first snap to the end, I appreciate that. I appreciate them always and all my team-mates coming up to me. It's a special day, a special win and one I'll remember."

A two-time Super Bowl winner and MVP, Manning had his family in attendance and he added: "It's special. I think it's special that my kids get to come and watch some games.

"I don't remember my dad playing at all. He retired when I was four years old. My brothers have memories. They always kind of talked about it, in the locker room, around games and I don't remember.

"So, I try to bring my kids around as much as possible, bring them to some games. I know my youngest son won't remember any of it, but we'll at least have a picture to show him one day."

"I tried not to get too emotional just because we still have a couple football games left," Manning continued. "I know I'll still be back in the stadium. I don't know if I'll play that day, but I know I'll get to run out one more time at least.

"But still excited. Excited for the win and an honour if it is the last one playing here where I'm starting and getting a win. Try to enjoy it and take it in for a moment."

Veteran quarterback Eli Manning will make potentially his final home start for the New York Giants on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Rookie Daniel Jones, who took over from Manning as the starter from Week 3, will miss a second successive game with an ankle injury.

That means 38-year-old Manning will be under center at MetLife Stadium for the 2-11 Giants' Week 15 clash with the 3-10 Dolphins.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Manning, the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, is in his 16th and likely final season with the Giants, who finish the campaign at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Manning has played in 235 regular-season games for New York, throwing for 56,740 yards and 364 touchdowns, while also leading the franchise to victories over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI.

The Giants drafted Jones in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to take over from Manning, who will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020 if he decides to carry on playing.

In three starts this season, Manning has gone 71-of-119 passing for 759 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Two of those scores came on Monday in a 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles.

Manning will be without Evan Engram on Sunday, though, with the tight end ruled out for a fifth successive game due to a foot injury.

Eli Manning will start for the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14 after Daniel Jones was officially ruled out of the game.

Quarterback Jones - who took over as the Giants' starter in Week 3, leading the team to back-to-back victories in his first two NFL outings - has not practiced all week due to a high ankle sprain.

The rookie suffered the injury in the 31-13 home loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, a result that extended New York's losing streak to eight games.

Manning will now make his 245th start for the franchise in an all-NFC East battle in Philadelphia on Monday.

"He looks good. He's had a good week. He always has a good look in his eye," Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula said on Friday.

The two-time Super Bowl winner will be aided in his return by the availability of Golden Tate. The wide receiver is set to feature after clearing concussion protocol, but tight end Evan Engram is again out.

They will also be without Jabrill Peppers; the safety has been placed on injured reserve, bringing an end to his campaign, due to a back injury. 

Sean Chandler - signed off the practice squad - takes Peppers' place on the roster, while the fit-again Kareem Martin replaces fellow linebacker Chris Peace, who - like Peppers - is also done for the season.

Eli Manning is "very likely" to start at quarterback for the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Eagles due to Daniel Jones' injury, the team have announced.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Manning, 38, began the season under center for the Giants but lost his place after Week 2 to rookie Jones, a surprise sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jones led New York to back-to-back wins in his first two professional games, but the team have lost eight straight since, falling to 2-10.

The 22-year-old has passed for 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this year, along with two rushing scores.

But coach Pat Shurmur revealed on Wednesday, according to the Giants' official website, Jones has a moderate high ankle sprain.

Manning is therefore in line for a return against NFC East rivals the Eagles on Monday, having passed for two touchdowns and two interceptions through two games in 2019.

Jones is in a walking boot and did not practice on Wednesday, having seemingly suffered the injury in an incident involving the Green Bay Packers' Preston Smith early on Sunday.

He finished the 31-13 defeat, completing 20 of 37 passes for a touchdown and three interceptions.

Daniel Jones is ready for his opportunity with the New York Giants.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur announced on Tuesday that Jones would replace veteran Eli Manning as the team's quarterback in their Week 3 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jones discussed taking over as New York's starter at a news conference one day later.

"I'm ready to embrace it," Jones said, via SNY. "I think focusing on what we're doing here, focusing on what we're doing in the building in the preparation with my team-mates and coaches. To be here in the moment, this week is important with that. Certainly feel like I can embrace that and looking forward to the opportunity."

The Giants selected Jones out of Duke with the sixth pick in the 2019 draft. The move was not popular with fans, however, Jones impressed in the preseason, completing 29 of his 34 passes for 416 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. 

"I think you never really know when something like this is going to happen and my job is to be ready and to continue to improve," Jones said.

"I feel like I've been able to do that ... I understand the responsibility. I understand the challenge, but I'm looking forward to it."

Manning has won two Super Bowls and started 232 games during his 16 years with the Giants.

But, New York have struggled in recent seasons and Manning has been inconsistent in 2019 during the team's 0-2 start.  

"Since I've gotten here, Eli's been nothing but helpful and welcoming to me," Jones said. "I think obviously now the roles are different and there'll be some difference there. But largely our relationship and how we communicate will be the same. He's done it for a long time at a really high level, so there's certainly a ton I can learn from him still."

New York Giants fans clamouring for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones to start ahead of Eli Manning have been told to "slow your roll" by head coach Pat Shurmur.

In the Giants' first preseason game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Jones - the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft - went five-of-five on a drive that ended with a 12-yard touchdown thrown to Bennie Fowler in the first quarter.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Manning went three-and-out in his only series, with fans booing after the offense failed to move the chains.

Manning is expected to remain the starter for his 16th season with the Giants, and Shurmur reiterated that Jones' stellar showing had not altered the depth chart in his view.

Asked what he would say to those fans wishing to see Jones more, Shurmur told reporters: "I think slow your roll.

"This is just his first go-around. I think he did a good job.

"As I've mentioned all along, he's done nothing to disappoint us and certainly when you take the team down the field and score a touchdown, it's a good start. Something good to build on.

"We've got a lot of time left before we start playing [regular season] games. Nothing, at this point, has changed."

Jones was considered a reach when the Giants selected him with the sixth pick in April, but Shurmur stressed those who work with him every day have not been surprised by his strong start.

"There weren't any incompletions, it's a pretty good job," the head coach added after the Giants' 31-22 victory.

"He's been checking off the boxes as we went along.

"It seems to be surprising to people outside our building, it's not to us. We'll see how far he takes us."

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