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Eli Manning: I'm expecting my best season with Giants

Eli Manning has produced a pair of Super Bowl wins during his 11-year career, but the New York Giants quarterback believes he's just getting started.

Manning responded positively this week when asked by one reporter: "Are you expecting your best season?"

"I am," Manning said, per The New York Post. "I like the guys we have in the locker room, I like our talent, I like how everybody's approaching this season, I'm looking forward to it."

Despite the loss of left tackle Will Beatty to a torn pectoral, Manning still sees a better selection of weapons around him than the Giants have boasted in years.

The offense came to life last season with the emergence of wunderkind Odell Beckham Jr., the rookie wideout who regularly beat double coverage down the stretch. With a healthy Victor Cruz and the promising Rueben Randle on hand, the Giants boast one of the NFC's top wideout trios. Shane Vereen, meanwhile, gives Eli one of the league's finer pass-catching options out of the backfield.

After Ben McAdoo's quick-pass playbook helped Manning cut his pick count from 27 in 2013 to 14 last season, Eli has set a goal for "single-digit interceptions, and a 4-to-1 ratio" of touchdowns to interceptions in 2015.

"I think he can have a dominant season," Cruz said. "I think that with the type of offense we have, and the way that we all can click come September and all that good stuff, I think it's gonna make for a very, very dominant type of offense where we could go and put up 28, 35 points at a clip, and really do some fun things this year."

As we mentioned in our Projected Starters series, New York has operated in the shadows this offseason. The Eagles and Cowboys earn all the attention in the NFC East, but Big Blue has the manpower to make this a dogfight deep into December.

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