Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Eli Manning (10) after defeating the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have assured Eli Manning that he will be their starting quarterback in 2018 no matter what, and the veteran isn’t taking that guarantee lightly.

Manning said Friday that he is eager to prove the new Giants’ leadership right in their decision to guarantee him the starting job even before the NFL Draft.

“Excited,” Manning said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “Excited to get back to work and knowing that they have faith in me that I can go out there and win games and play at a high level.

“I want to go prove them right. I want to go out there and work my tail off to get to playing at a high level.”

The 37-year-old struggled in 2017, but he feels that’s not the new normal.

“Knowing how my body feels, and how I can still make throws — my body feels good and can still run around and do everything I have to do — I think I don’t have any indication it is going to slow down or all of a sudden have a big drop-off,” Manning said.

The Giants have a new GM in Dave Gettleman and a new coach in Pat Shurmur, and it’s clear that they’re still big believers in Manning. Still, he’ll need a rebound season to keep that faith after seeing his passing yardage slip under 3,500 yards for the first time since 2008.

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