Pat Shurmur on benching Eli Manning: 'You've got to think of some other questions'

Giants coach Pat Shurmur 'wanted to be aggressive' on late two-point conversion attempt

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has gotten a lot of questions about his team’s quarterback situation, and he’s fed up.

There has been plenty of pressure to bench 38-year-old Eli Manning to see what their young talent can do. The chances of the Giants making the playoffs are slim, but Shurmur isn’t looking to hand out starting minutes so easily.

“You’ve got to think of some other questions. My goodness,” Shurmur said Wednesday, when asked about the issue (via ESPN). “You go into every week with giving your team the best opportunity to win the football game each week. That’s how you do this thing. This isn’t player tryout. This is do everything in your power to win the next game.”

The Giants’ top option to replace Manning is 2018 fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta. The 23-year-old Richmond product hasn’t played a regular season snap this season, and fans are clamoring for the coaching staff to throw him into the fire.

New York won two straight before losing 25-22 to the Eagles on Sunday. Odell Beckham Jr.’s dream of running the table won’t come true, but the Giants can still be competitive in the NFC East. The Giants are three games back from the division-leading Cowboys and Redskins with five games left in the regular season. If they’re able to beat the Bears this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, the rest of the NFL may take them seriously down the stretch.