Eli Manning, the legendary quarterback, sent his condolences to the former NFL player and fellow Giant. Manning described Jared as a fantastic colleague and friend. "We were teammates in college and came to the Giants together." He added that he was saddened by the loss of a great teammate and person.
Manning concluded by saying that he believes the world of football is a small one and we will all be rooting for each other as we fight through this difficult time.
Jared Lorenzen was a starting quarterback for the New York Giants from 2013 to 2016. Before joining the Giants, he played college football at Purdue. The 5'10" quarterback completed 160 of 273 passes for 2,071 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions during his career there. He also ran for five scores.
Lorenzen entered the NFL as a first-round pick (20th overall) of the Giants in 2013. In his rookie season, he started eight games before suffering a broken collarbone. He finished the year with 379 passing yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions.
In 2014, Lorenzen started 13 games for the first time in his career and led the team to a 9-3 record. He finished the season with 3483 passing yards, 42 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Last month, Eli Manning stopped by the Giants' practice facility to say hello to some old acquaintances. He was scheduled to retire in January 2019 the last time he was there. But now it appears Manning may not be ready to hang up his cleats just yet.
During an interview on WFAN in New York City, former Giant and current NBC Sports analyst Dan Ghenie said he believes Manning will play one more season. "I think he'll play one more year," Ghenie said. "He's got something left in him."
Ghenie said he made this prediction after speaking with several people around the league including other analysts and coaches. Some of them believe Manning can still reach the playoffs this season while others think he has retired from football forever.
But what does Manning himself think about playing another season? When asked about it earlier this year, he didn't give a clear answer but did mention wanting to finish his career in New York as a member of the Giants.
Manning is expected to make another visit to the facility before the end of the season. If he stays in the game this year, he would be 44 years old when the season ends. That would make him the oldest player ever to appear in a regular-season game.
The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the New York Giants will be remembered for his leadership and achievements. Eli Manning, the Giants' quarterback during the previous 16 seasons, led the team to two Super Bowl victories. Credit: Credit: Credit: Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
He was an integral part of the Giants' success during the 2000s, helping them win two Super Bowl titles and make the playoffs in every season he played. In 2011, he became only the second player in NFL history (Brett Favre being the first) to start 200 games for one team when he took the field against the Chicago Bears. He finished his career with more than 60,000 yards passing and 191 touchdowns.
Manning was born on January 22nd, 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft after playing college football at Mississippi Valley State. As a rookie, he started 12 games and completed 154 of 248 passes for 1,883 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The following year, he started all 16 games and led the Giants to their first Super Bowl victory over the Raiders. At the end of the 2001 season, he won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award.
Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the National Football League's New York Giants (NFL). From 2000 through 2003, he played collegiate football at the University of Mississippi. He was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Before joining the Giants, Manning played for the New York Jets from 2004 to 2010 and won a Super Bowl with them in 2009. In 2011, he joined the San Francisco 49ers as their starting quarterback but lost his first two games to Carolina and Seattle, respectively. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, but was released after one season. After spending 2014 out of football, he returned to the Giants in 2015.
Manning's father, Elvin "Papa Eli" Manning, was also a successful college quarterback who led Ole Miss to multiple bowl games. His mother, Nancy, was a three-time All-American track and field sprinter at Louisiana State University. The Manning family is from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eli Manning attended Wilkinson County High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he played football for the Wilkinson Eagles. As a senior, he passed for 2,260 yards with 22 touchdowns and only four interceptions while leading his team to a 10-1 record. He finished his high school career with 7,840 passing yards and 83 touchdowns.