The New York Giants have the Draft second pick. Does the franchise get a quarterback and possibly a problem in the house?
Munich – Eli Manning was a bit happy. Odell Beckham Jr. here, “OBJ” there, scandal receiver there. His teammate wrote the headlines at the New York Giants in recent weeks. As the quarterback legend was rather in the second row. But that was just fine. Then the questions about the future did not come up that often.
Even if they came naturally. Manning bypassed them meaninglessly. Talking about his future after 2018, he said, “In this league you look from year to year, that’s the way it goes, I have to play well this season, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” He cashes in 2018 about 22.7 million dollars, after the 2019 season he would be a free agent.
Manning the starter?
The question of whether he plays at all, has already been answered. After the horror season with a 3-13 record and a swap at the sporting peak with new head coach Pat Shurmur and new GM Dave Gettleman, co-owner Steve Tisch hastened to nip all speculation in the bud: Manning is the starter.
But that was months ago and now the draft is up. The Giants are second behind the Cleveland Browns, and there’s a big choice. The Browns will treat themselves to a quarterback, and should also decide the Giants for a signal caller, it could certainly Zoff. Even if, of course, at some point the change of guard must and will come. Is the time already ripe for that? One may well doubt it.
In other words, the franchise should be very sure that among the prospects Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield is one who can start a new era in the Big Apple, in the shadow of Eli Manning, who is far from it Remember to step into the second row.
Hot ride threatens
Only if the Giants are safe, it is worth taking the risk to put a legend a top talent in the face. Because that could be a hot ride in New York, with relentless media, anyway acidified fans who have not forgotten how their playmaker idol was sawed off last season. Restructuring can least afford those responsible for their reconstruction.
Maybe the Giants are also playing it safe, after all, they have almost the free choice, and let the quarterbacks be quarterbacks. Running back Saquon Barkley or defensive end Bradley Chubb are also available.