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Eli Manning, Daniel Jones play Flip Cup in Jersey bar after Giants win

Eli Manning has shown a lot of class while passing the torch to Daniel Jones, and the New York Giants quarterbacks showcased how the two have even managed to forge a collegial relationship away from the field during a bar outing Sunday night.

Manning and Jones celebrated Sunday’s 41-35 overtime victory over Washington by whooping it up at Green Rock Tap & Grill in Hoboken, N.J. Footage that surfaced on social media showed the two signal-callers enjoying a round of Flip Cup.

Despite presumably having his pride wounded by the Giants’ decision to anoint Jones as the team’s quarterback of the future, Manning has consistently exhibited nothing but a team-first attitude since Jones was taken with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jones justified why the Giants were and continue to be so high on him — despite near league-wide mockery after the draft — with an outstanding performance in Sunday’s win. Returning after a two-game absence due to an ankle injury, Jones completed 28 of 42 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in the overtime victory.

Manning, meanwhile, received a reception befitting a two-time Super Bowl champ in what almost certainly was his final appearance as a Giant in a start at MetLife Stadium in Week 15.

Playing in Jones’ stead, Manning led the Giants to a 36-20 victory over the Dolphins, and the team’s fans treated the veteran quarterback to a much-deserved show of appreciation and storybook sendoff in gratitude for all he’s accomplished in his 16 seasons with the team.

The Giants are clearly Jones’ team going forward, but Manning certainly has made the transition seamless thanks to how he’s conducted himself throughout the process, up to and including Sunday’s jovial round of Flip Cup with his successor.