The move comes as the Giants (2-9) limp to the finish of a season in which they have 19 players on injured reserve, most notably along the offensive line and among playmakers such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.
“It’s up to us, honestly,” Westbrook said when asked how the team is going to turn the corner. “Just gotta figure it out and play the same way every night.”
Third quarters have been problematic all season for the Thunder, with opposing teams outscoring them by 9.9 points per 100 possessions.
“If he’s still there, we don’t know what their future plans are, if other people are there. And you have no idea what other teams will think of a 37-year-old quarterback. You don’t have any idea,” Archie Manning said, via NFL.com.
“Eli might say, ‘I’ve had enough. I’m feeling good. I’ve got a beautiful wife, three little girls, I’m healthy. And that’s it.’ So there’s no sense speculating.”
Archie also revealed that Tom Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., wrote him a letter commemorating Eli’s work with the Giants.
“He wrote me a beautiful message about what Eli has meant to the Giants and to the league,” Archie told ESPN Sunday. “His email summed up the way Eli has carried himself during all of his years with the Giants and how that type of thing is important in our league at a time when maybe some of those things are breaking down.”