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It has been a long time since Eli Manning has had to compete for his job. Manning Austin Seibert Jersey , 38, has started 230 of a possible 240 games in 15 seasons.But the Giants didn’t draft Daniel Jones with the sixth overall choice to sit for long. As the Giants left the offseason program a couple of weeks ago, coach Pat Shurmur indicated Manning and Jones will compete for the starting job.Manning, though, doesn’t sound as if he’s worried about losing his job.“I mean no, I don’t feel like it’s a competition,” Manning told Rhett Lewis of NFL Network on Friday at the Manning Passing Academy. “I feel like I’ve got to do my job and I’ve got to compete every day and try to get better every day. That’s the way it’s been my whole life, and that’s just the way I’ve always approached practice every day to improve, to earn my place on the team Trysten Hill Jersey , to earn the respect of the teammates and do it each year.”Manning, who threw 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season, has no problem helping Jones, even though he knows eventually the former Duke quarterback will replace him. Manning is just trying to make sure it’s later than sooner. “We’ve got new guys and I’m trying to build a relationship with them and get them up to speed and so I’m trying to do my job in the quarterback room,” Manning said. “I’ve always been good with young quarterbacks, whoever’s been in there, trying to get them up to speed, teaching them about defenses or styles or what our defense plays. So I’m doing the same thing with Daniel and I’m going to be a good teammate, I’m going to do the best that I can do and help everybody on the Giants be successful.”Manning was in the same situation as Jones in 2004 when the Giants traded for the No. 1 overall pick as their franchise quarterback. He competed with Kurt Warner for the job Connor McGovern Jersey , taking over as the starter for the final nine games as a rookie.“Definitely drawing back on that and I talk to Daniel and I see so many similarities in the situation and how things are going and just what he’s trying to do, his personality,” Manning said. “He’s coming into this team; he’s just trying to learn the playbook, learn the names of everybody, got to earn the respect of his teammates. He’s got so much going on. He’s got the New York media, dealing with them; all of a sudden they’re saying things Day One. . . .So just work hard, take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously — if you can do that — enjoy your teammates, listen to your coaches and we’re all in this together and we’ll get through it.” Linebacker Bobby Wagner was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fifth straight year when the rosters were announced this week and he’s got a good chance of being named a first-team All-Pro for the fourth time based on the work he’s done this season.The Seahawks made major changes to their defense heading into this season Foster Moreau Jersey , but Wagner remained in place for a seventh season that’s seen him make plays all over the field for Seattle. Wagner has 114 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a sack, an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery to show for his efforts.That’s in line with what Wagner’s done throughout his career, although head coach Pete Carroll believes the linebacker has made “more significant plays that have affected the game than ever.” As a result, Carroll believes annual honors like Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams are just the start of the honors he’ll receive.“The thing I love about looking at great players is do they show that ability to do it year after year after year,” Carroll said Anthony Nelson Jersey , via the team’s website. “I think that’s what greatness is all about. Bobby’s put together a resume of really Hall of Fame stuff. This is the kind of guy that gets there someday. To add on to that, the leadership that he’s brought and the direction and focus that he’s brought on a regular basis — really, he has been a perfect Seahawk throughout the whole time he’s been here. We’re just very lucky to have him.”Wagner is under contract for one more season, so there could be some discussions in the near future about how much longer the Seahawks will be lucky to have Wagner patrolling the middle of the field for them.
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