The New York Giants have benched Eli Manning as quarterback and will start Daniel Jones for Week 3 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"Eli and I spoke this morning," Pat Shurmur said in a release by the team. "I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel.
"Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday."
The Giants selected Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft out of Duke. Jones had an impressive preseason while Manning continued his long running struggles.