Actress Kate Mara, niece of Giants co-owner John Mara, took to Twitter to express her sadness at the news veteran quarterback Eli Manning would be replaced by Geno Smith.
Mara, a lifelong Giants fan, also re-tweeted messages of support from ex-Giants Victor Cruz and Brandon Jacobs.
“Eli Manning you’re always gonna be my QB. 2X Super Bowl MVP you can’t make that s— up bro,” Jacobs wrote. “The only quarterback that’s ever thrown me the ball. I can’t say I agree with the decision making in this moment but know that you’ll always have a teammate and friend in me brother,” Cruz added.
Kate’s two-time Academy Award nominee younger sister Rooney Mara has yet to weigh in on Manning’s benching to end his consecutive start streak at 210 games.