Giants Likely To Add Developmental QB

Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning is now 36 years old and coming off one of the worst seasons of his 13-year career, two factors which will likely press New York into acquiring a developmental quarterback during the offseason, as general manager Jerry Reese told reporters, including Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com and Ralph Vacchiano of SNY“We always think about every position. But Eli is 36, and we have started to think about who is the next quarterback, and who is in line,” Reese said on Monday. “So we will look into that as we move into the offseason.”Ben McAdoo/Jerry Reese (Featured)

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Manning, who is signed thorough the 2019 campaign with cap charges around $20MM in each of the next three seasons, is fresh off a disappointing season in which he posted a Total Quarterback Rating of just 52.2, his worst mark since 2013. The Giants still posted an 11-5 record, but that was largely on the strength of their No. 2 DVOA defense, as opposed to the club’s offense, which ranked just 22nd. Still, Reese and the rest of the front office aren’t aiming to replace Manning immediately.

“I don’t think (36) is ancient for a quarterback,” Reese said. “I think he is probably on the back nine, but I don’t think that is ancient for a quarterback, and he is taking care of himself really well, and I thought he finished the season strong.”

The 2017 draft doesn’t offer a “sure-thing” option at quarterback, but the class is chock full of signal-callers who could be selected in the mid rounds with an eye toward development. While Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, and DeShone Kizer figure to be drafted on Day 1, CBSSports.com’s Big Board lists Brad Kaaya, Pat Mahomes, Nathan Peterman, Davis Webb, and Jerod Evans as candidate to be selected on Days 2 and 3.

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  1. HaloShane

    Interested in Rams Goff??? He is yours for a 3rd rounder this year and a 5th rounder in next years draft.

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    • TheMichigan

      Why in salty hell would the rams give u the 1st overall pick from a year ago, who still has an incredible upside for a 3rd and 5th rounder….

      Lmao dude

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      • Gimmedrugs

        Upside huh kid made David Carr look comfortable back there only upside to that trade is that the rams won’t have to outright release him in 12 months

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        • TheMichigan

          How many games did Goff play? 7. Did you possibly confuse Goff with Case Keenum?

          Goff had an absolutely trash OL with exactly who to throw to in his WR corps? Britt? Austin? Not much. The biggest problem was the absolutely abhorrent offense that Fisher ran with Goff under center. Also having a HC change mid season doesn’t help.

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  2. Bub27

    How about Aaron Murray, got nothing to lose giving him a shot

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  3. ccremer2

    I am very impressed by Kaaya but I do not think the Giants are willing to give up a 2nd rounder for him. If he falls into round 3 or 4 I could see it being a possibility

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  4. acarneglia

    AJ McCarron would be a really good guy to get

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    • NolanIsR011in

      Honestly, there’s so many teams that should go out and get him. He would be a starter on so many teams, but he’s stuck behind a franchise player. Really unfortunate situation

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  5. crazysull

    Chad Kelly? Kevin Hogan?

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    • bucsfan

      Kelly’s knee injury likely bumps him to day 3. I’d love the Steelers to grab him to prepare for life after Big Ben.

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  6. crazysull

    Seth Russell

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  7. metseventually

    Yeah, but this was easily the worst Giants OLine in his career in NY. Erick Flowers cost them 90 yards in holding calls, and add more to the multiple false starts too.

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  8. Mike

    Tebow

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  9. captaincoop17

    Mahomes

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  10. Giants51

    Eli is fine….. Fix our offensive line and get a offensive coordinator…….

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