After missing a start for the first time in 210 games, Eli Manning will be back under center for the Giants in Week 14.
Eli Manning is back as the Giants starting quarterback, the team announced Wednesday.
The news comes shortly after the team fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.
Manning said Wednesday he told interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo that he "want(s) to play and be the stating quarterback...I'm happy he went with that decision and that he has faith in me."
Spags: Eli Manning is going to be our quarterback.— New York Giants (@Giants) December 6, 2017
ESPN's Jordan Raanan first reported the possible change Monday.
The Giants are 2-10 heading into a Week 14 matchup with the Cowboys. On Sunday, Manning missed a start for the first time in 210 consecutive games and Geno Smith was under center for New York. The Giants lost to the Raiders 24-17 as Smith went 21-for-34 for 212 yards and one touchdown.
When the Giants made the decision to bench Manning for Smith, there was tons of reaction from across the league as players, former players, former coaches and media questioned the move and speculated on what it meant for the two-time Super Bowl MVP's future.
It was reported Sunday that a group of former Giants players were planning to come to the game against the Cowboys in Manning jerseys.
For the season, Manning is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,411 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.