Eli Manning's days of being the Giants' starting quarterback are over, but he has options within the organization, co-owner and team president John Mara told WFAN's "Moose and Maggie" show Friday.
Mara said he would welcome Manning to return as a backup quarterback, although he added new head coach Joe Judge would have to sign off on it. But Mara said he has also asked the two-time Super Bowl MVP to think about whether there are any other roles within the organization that interest him.
"I haven't closed any doors on that," Mara said. "Eli came to see me a few days ago, and we had a nice, long talk, but I don't think he's fully decided yet what he wants to do. And I've told him just take his time, think about it some more and then come back and see me again.
ESPN reported last month Manning would rather not retire and will look for a starting job elsewhere -- or at least a legitimate chance to compete for one.
In his four starts this past season, Manning completed 91 of 147 passes (61.9%) for 1,042 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions.