Eli Manning Joins New York Giants In Business Operations, Fan Engagement Role
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – New York Giants legend Eli Manning is officially back with the organization in a business operations and fan engagement role. He will also be working on original content development, which includes a new lifestyle series that premieres this fall.
Manning, 40, retired after the 2019 season after a 16-season franchise record as a Giants quarterback.
“I’m up for anything. But my focus is on the business side with business partners and community relations, which has always been so important to me when I was playing here and that’s something that I’ve made it a high priority throughout my life, ”Manning said. “I can’t wait to see where I can make the most impact in helping the Giants achieve their business and community goals.”
.@EliManning on a new chapter in his life and returning to the Giants organization in a new position
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It’s good to be back with the G-Men. I even have my own office !! I’ve never had an office before. https://t.co/p7gIqqkn8r
– Eli Manning (@EliManning) June 21, 2021
Manning has also worked on Eli’s Places, an ESPN + show that will spotlight historic moments, places and people in college football history.
The Giants also announced that Manning’s No.10 jersey will be retired in a special halftime ceremony during a Week 3 game on September 26 against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and MVP will also be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
Manning played 236 regular season games with the Giants. He has made four Pro Bowls and owns almost all of the franchise records.
“It’s a great honor and an incredible feeling,” Manning said. “I don’t know what the emotions will be that day. I know they will be high, though. Having that feeling and that last goodbye, a real goodbye to the fans, and thanking them for supporting me during my 16 seasons here is going to be special I think this is my chance to thank everyone here – teammates, coaches and the organization – for believing in me, for bringing me to New York and for giving me a chance to succeed.
“It will be a great day to be here and a great celebration.”
Manning had always planned to take a year off to decide the rest of his career. Co-owner John Mara had mentioned that the door was open for a potential return.
But the coronavirus pandemic took Manning away from the team’s facilities and stadium last year. Still one of the building’s most respected people, the Giants are delighted to have him back on their squad.
“For 16 seasons Eli has represented and defined what it means to be a giant, and we are delighted that he is joining the business side of our front office,” said Mara. “Eli is one of the most beloved players in Giants history. We had a mutual interest in him returning to the organization and we are delighted to welcome him back.”
Giants president and executive vice-president Steve Tisch added: “We are proud that Eli has been our quarterback for so many years and now look forward to his next chapter as a Giant. Eli is the ultimate team player and will be a huge addition to the organization as a giant. We continue to elevate and strengthen our business activities. “