Giants coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t rule out benching QB Eli Manning

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Eli Manning may not remain the Giants starter for the rest of the season.

New York holds a 3-8 record in 2018 and the 37-year-old quarterback has been inconsistent throughout the season. Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday he wasn’t ruling out benching Manning in favor of either Alex Tanney or Kyle Lauletta.

“I think what you try to do is win each game,” Shurmur said (via NJ Advance Media). “You make a decision based on winning the game. And you make your decisions based on putting the best team on the field that gives you a chance to win the game.”

Manning has completed 69.1 percent of his passes and thrown 14 touchdowns, along with seven interceptions, this season.

“I expect to start until I’m told not to,” Manning said. “That’s the way I feel. I expect to start, expect to play, looking forward to playing, and go from there.

“I want to play, I want to play, hey, ya’ll can speculate, ya’ll can what if, it’s not my decision.”

Lauletta, who has yet to play in a regular-season game, was selected by the Giants out of Richmond in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. Tanney has made one NFL appearance with the Titans in 2015.

The Giants will face the Bears in Week 13 action Sunday.