Giants might end up scaring away next franchise quarterback

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Hey, Josh Rosen, are you sure you want to come to New York?

It was 10 years ago when Eli Manning began the drive to glory and to the Lombardi Trophy in this city and in this stadium — 2:39, 87 yards to go, then-general manager Ernie Accorsi in the stands, telling his son Michael, “If he’s going to be what we thought he was going to be, he does it now.”

And we remember how Manning did it: one great escape and one memorable David Tyree catch and one last-minute touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress, and the Patriots were perfect no more.

A historic first Super Bowl championship for Manning, a historic third for the Giants.

Manning will remember it more fondly than the history he and the Giants made here on Christmas Eve:

First team in franchise history to lose 13 games.

We’re only talking 92 years here.

The Giants, 23-0 losers to the Cardinals, had lost 12 games five times: 1966 (1-12-1); 1974 (2-12); 1980 (4-12); 1983 (3-12-1); and 2003 (4-12).

“I don’t have any words for it,” Landon Collins said. “Never lost 13 games in my life. There’s no words that can be put on it to say how I feel.”

His season ended with a fractured forearm, and he said he cried when he saw the X-rays. He was talking about 2-13 instead of the forearm when he found the words.

“It hurts,” Collins said.

The good news for Giants fans: Their loser team held serve with the 3-12 Colts and held on to the second pick in the draft.

Mara Christmas!

A 14th loss, at home to the Redskins on New Year’s Eve, or a Colts victory over the Texans will seal the deal.

If Rosen watched this eyesore of an operation, he might decide he wants to avoid the Giants as much as he reportedly wants to avoid the Browns, who have secured the top-overall pick. (Just kidding, just kidding, it’s still a flagship franchise … right? Right?)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Josh Rosen prefers the Giants over the Browns and would hesitate to enter the draft if Cleveland commits to him.

Sometime between now and Jan. 15, the deadline to declare for the NFL draft, we will know whether Rosen — not to mention USC quarterback Sam Darnold — is as down on Cleveland as Manning was on San Diego in 2004.

Sometime between now and Jan. 15, the Giants should have their new GM and head coach (right? … right?).

If the offensive line isn’t rebuilt in a Big Apple minute, Manning himself might want to question his desire to stay a Giant — if he is offered the opportunity to stay.

“I’ll figure out next week and go from there,” Manning said.

Sadly, Santa won’t be able to help in time, but the next Giants GM better be George Young and the next head coach better be Bill Parcells.

Two-and-13 and shut out for the first time since 2014.

“The season’s been disappointing and everything’s been disappointing, so that’s all I got for that,” Sterling Shepard said.

As poised as Manning (27-for-45, 263 yards, two interceptions, one fumble returned for a touchdown) looked at the end of Super Bowl XLII, that’s how stressed and jittery he looked Sunday.

“No one wants to lose and lose as much as we have,” Manning said. “It’s been tough all year. Nothing’s come easy. We lost some heartbreakers, and we lost some like this as well, where we just never could get much going.”

Evan Engram (ribs) was lost early in the second quarter. So Manning’s receivers were Shepard, Roger Lewis Jr., Travis Rudolph and Hunter Sharp and his TE was Rhett Ellison. And the right side of his offensive line was Jon Halapio and Bobby Hart. “We didn’t score any points, so I didn’t play well enough,” Manning said.

This is the way the 2017 Giants play football:

Manning throws off his back foot and is intercepted for the second time in the final seconds of the first half.

Aldrick Rosas misses a 33-yard field goal. After Orleans Darkwa cannot get 2 yards on second-and-2 or 1 yard on third-and-1.

Wayne Gallman gets 1 yard on third down when he needed 2 on the next Giants possession. Olivier Vernon roughs the passer to keep a drive alive and allow Drew Stanton to fire a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald.

Manning is strip-sacked by Deone Bucannon and Robert Nkemdiche returns the fumble for a 21-yard touchdown. Ereck Flowers is flagged for holding on successive plays in the fourth quarter.

Historic loss, 10 years after historic triumph.

Davis Webb rots inactive on the sideline late in the fourth quarter when he should be mopping up.

Josh, you still there?