The New York Giants aren’t good this season, at all.
New York is 1-7 this season and had it not been for a 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos, the Giants wouldn’t even have a win in 2017-18.
Frankly, it’s been awhile since the Giants have been good. They’ve gone 6-10 for the past two seasons and in 2013 they went 7-9. In fact, it feels like forever ago that Eli Manning helped lead New York to a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots in the 2011 season, and with that in mind, perhaps it’s time for New York to start thinking about other options at quarterback.
Considering the struggles of this season, the majority of seasons past and the fact that Manning is certainly nearing the tail end of his career, finding a new quarterback would make sense for the Giants, wouldn’t it?
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, that’s exactly what the Giants are doing:
“As their season has spiraled out of control, the New York Giants have begun to prepare for their future by focusing on potential franchise quarterbacks who could be available in this year’s NFL draft.
There was a directive given several weeks back by co-owner John Mara to start looking closely at the top college quarterbacks, multiple sources told ESPN. This occurred around the time it became apparent that the Giants’ season was headed nowhere, in part, because wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would be out with a broken ankle.”
Raanan went on to list a handful of college quarterbacks that will likely be on the Giants’ radar, including UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who was personally scouted by New York’s vice president of player evaluation, Marc Ross.
Other quarterbacks mentioned in the piece include Sam Darnold of USC, Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield — all considered top quarterbacks in this next draft class.
There’s no guarantee that New York will draft a quarterback, but considering Manning’s age and his relative ineffectiveness as of late, it makes sense for New York to start planning for the future.