Manning is just one game away from tying his brother Peyton for second on the NFL's all-time consecutive starts list behind only Brett Favre.
However, one look at Eli's stats not just from this season, but also from 2016 show why McAdoo may be taking a look at rookie and former California standout Davis Webb this Sunday.
His QBR rating of just 42.6 places him #21 overall and is a huge reason his squad is off to a horrible 1-7 start. In a league dominated by the passing game, Manning has more 100-yard passing games (2) than he does 300-yard passing affairs (1).
Manning's statistical failures are especially exposed when compared to Tom Brady – an elite quarterback whom Manning has defeated twice in the Super Bowl.
The only other quarterback on the active roster other than Webb is the much maligned Geno Smith, which makes McAdoo's options quite limited at this point.
Considering he very well might be coaching for his job over the second half of the season, Manning might be his best option despite the terrible numbers he's putting up this year.
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