By BRIAN POGUEHOUSE, AP Photo The Associated Press The New York Giants will have the better team next year, according to the team’s new general manager.
General manager Jerry Reese announced Tuesday the hiring of former NFL quarterback Eli Manning to lead the team for the 2017 season.
Manning spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, where he guided the team to a Super Bowl win in 2016 and a berth in the postseason for the first time in four years.
He guided the Eagles to a record of 24-23 in 2016.
He is the only coach in NFL history to lead his team to at least two Super Bowl appearances.
“We are excited to add a man of Eli’s calibre to our coaching staff,” Reese said in a statement.
Eli will also be an important contributor to our team’s long-term success.””
Eli has a deep understanding of football, as he has led three of the NFL’s most successful franchises to championships.
Eli will also be an important contributor to our team’s long-term success.”
Manning led the Eagles from 2007-10, going to three consecutive NFC East title games and winning the franchise’s first NFC East crown.
His teams won six division titles during his tenure.
He led the team from 2006-11 and guided the franchise to three Super Bowl victories.
Manziel is the second coach in Giants history to take the head coaching job.
Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was hired in 2013.
Manuel Lanzano, a former college quarterback at Miami University, was the general manager of the San Diego Chargers from 2011-15.
He spent eight seasons as general manager before being fired in December.
Former defensive backs coach John Harbaugh, who was fired in February, will also coach the Giants’ secondary, according the team.
He has extensive experience coaching cornerbacks, safeties and receivers in the NFL.