The Giants held a press conference with new General Manager Dave Gettleman on Friday and it didn’t take long for Gettleman to field a question about quarterback Eli Manning‘s future with the team.

After Gettleman wrapped up an introductory statement that promised “brutal honesty” in his dealings with the team, the first question from the media was about Manning. Gettleman called himself an “inveterate” film watcher who hasn’t been doing much of it since being fired by the Panthers, but still gave a hint as to where things might be headed.

“Eli’s won a lot of games,” Gettleman said. “A great competitor, very intelligent. He and I are gonna talk and if what I saw in Philadelphia was not a mirage — and I don’t believe it is — we’ll keep moving.”

Later in the press conference, Gettleman was asked to confirm that he expects Manning to start next season.