The damage for this fiasco will linger long after Manning is playing elsewhere or even retiring if so inclined.

The Saints and Panthers are even with an 8-3 record, but the Saints won earlier in Charlotte and can complete a season sweep next week in New Orleans. The Saints dominated the earlier game and will be favored to win next week.

Sean McVay is a lock for Coach of the Year — Even if the Rams don’t win another game this season, McVay will be the NFL’s Coach of the Year and deservingly so. The Rams will not have a losing season for the first time since 2006 and, with just one more victory, they will clinch their first winning season since 2003.

In a weak top of the draft, offensive lineman always rise. Taking a guard in the top five looks crazy, but the Redskins don’t seem to regret Brandon Scherff. The Broncos will likely look to free agency to find their quarterback.

The Bears need young talent on their defense, and James can find a role alongside Eddie Jackson in the defensive backfield. With James and Jackson, the Bears can begin to star their defensive rebuild.

Asked whether he had spoken to Mara, Manning responded, “He hadn’t been in today, but he knows what’s going on. I’ll probably try to speak with him tomorrow at some time.”

That’s far too late.

If the Giants can treat Manning — the face of the franchise, the two-time Super Bowl MVP, the guy who was universally respected by past and present teammates for his work ethic and leadership — like a nobody, why should any player believe the “family” narrative New York, like every NFL club, tries to spout in team-building?nike_chargers_541-180x180