The Giants have had a disappointing 1-7 start to their season behind quarterback Eli Manning and NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens believes it’s time to bench the two-time Super Bowl champion.
“I mean, if it was anybody else, any other quarterback, he would have already been replaced,” Owens told TMZ. “So, at this point, give someone else an opportunity. … He’s accomplished a lot, but at the end of the day, the writing’s on the wall.
“You have special players that are behind those not-so-great lines that can make something out of nothing,” he added. “Eli’s not one of those types of quarterbacks. He needs protection.”
Owens also came to the defense of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., saying Beckham can’t perform because Manning is holding him back.
“Odell can’t perform because the quarterback is not performing,” Owens said. “So, they should basically replace the quarterback. … His skills are pretty much eroding and he’s not really giving the guys an opportunity.”
The Giants have their bye this week and will visit the 49ers (1-7) on Nov. 12.