The Daniel Jones era for the New York Giants appears to be on hold.

The rookie quarterback's high ankle sprain means that it's "very likely" that Eli Manning will start behind centre on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, says head coach Pat Shurmur.

Jones was in a walking boot on Wednesday, but Shurmur notes the sprain is mild and compared it to the injury running back Saquon Barkley had earlier in the season that sidelined him for three games.

Manning, 38, was replaced as starter in Week 3. Through two games, the two-time Super Bowl winner threw for 556 yards on 56-for-89 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

In his 16th season out of Ole Miss, Manning is in the final year of a four-year, $84 million deal. The New Orleans native is highly unlikely to return to the Giants next season.

After their visit to the Eagles, the Giants (2-10), losers of eight straight games, finish their season with a game at home against the Miami Dolphins, a trip to the Washington Redskins and a Week 17 game at home against the Eagles.