At Eli Manning’s retirement ceremony in January — wait, that was this year? — Giants co-owner John Mara made it crystal clear that the team planned to honor the franchise’s most successful quarterback in short order.
“No Giant will ever wear number 10 again,” Mara said at the time.
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Few players have ever felt the love and respect among Giants fans as Manning. That’s what leading the organization on two improbable Super Bowl runs will do. As such, it wouldn’t feel right if Manning was honored with a jersey retirement ceremony in 2020. Not without fans in the stands.
Monday, it was revealed that fans won’t be allowed to attend Giants games at MetLife Stadium this season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As such, don’t expect the Giants to go forward with a ceremony honoring Manning at MetLife just yet, either.
The Giants don’t have any plans to induct Manning into the Ring of Honor in 2020 just yet, a person familiar with the team’s thinking told NJ Advance Media. There hasn’t been in-depth conversations about the topic, the person said, but it’s a “good bet” to expect that the retirement of No. 10 will be delayed … For now.
The Giants haven’t inducted anyone into the Ring of Honor since 2016, when coach Tom Coughlin, executive Ernie Accorsi and defensive end Justin Tuck were all honored. Offensive lineman Chris Snee and defensive end Osi Umenyiora were among those honored in 2015.
Even without a ceremony, though, if Mara is to be believed, nobody will be wearing No. 10 for the Giants. Not in 2020, and not anytime thereafter.
Manning earned that much.
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