After two good preseason performances, everyone starting calling for Eli Manning to be the Giants starting quarterback. But Manning gagged all over himself against the Jets completing only 4 of 14 passes getting picked off twice and fumbling once. After that performance, Giants coach Tom Coughlin has decided to go with experience over potential. Coughlin has named the two-time N.F.L. most valuable player Kurt Warner as the starting quarterback when the Giants open their season in Philadelphia.
But don't worry Giants' fans, this controversy is far from over. As soon as Warner slips up, the television cameras will be trained on Eli Manning sitting on the bench and the rumblings will begin. Also Warner has had some injury and concussion problems in the past and with the way the offensive line has been playing, Manning could see time earlier rather than later. Giants quarterbacks have been sacked 14 times in three preseason games.