NFC Notes: Webb, Niners, Skins, Packers

From benching Eli Manning for Geno Smith to the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo, there hasn’t been much stability with the Giants in recent weeks. The team does know one thing, however — rookie quarterback Davis Webb is not in the team’s plans for the foreseeable future, Newsday’s Tom Rock writes.

This should have been evident when the team didn’t tab the Cal product instead of Smith. Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo also said there would be no change to Webb’s snaps at practice. He also added, “I’m not sure what would be gained other than if something happened to the starting quarterback that he goes in . . Is it that much more of an advantage to have him standing on the sideline as the second than there is having him standing on the sideline as a deactivated player?”

Obviously Webb is not in the plans for this season, which has led to speculation the Giants will use their rare high first-round pick next season on a quarterback like Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen.

Here’s more from around the NFC:

  • 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan does not expect a new contract with Jimmy Garoppolo to be hammered out before the end of the season, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Twitter link). After amassing 627 passing yards in his first two starts, Garoppolo is almost assuredly the team’s answer under center for the foreseeable future. He is sure to cash in this offseason.
  • Packers defensive back Davon House suffered a transverse process fracture in his back, reports’s Ian Rappoport (Twitter link). He also noted that most players have come back from the injury in a week or two. House has started all 10 games he has played this season, registering an interception and a sack.
  • Redskins linebacker Chris Carter will need surgery to repair a broken fibula in his right leg, ESPN’s John Keim reports (Twitter link). Just a few weeks after a broken fibula left running back Chris Thompson on IR, the injury comes back to bite Washington with one of its top special teams performers.
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  1. Thronson5

    Why pay Jimmy G the 24 million the franchise tag is going to cost when you can sign him to a long term extension and pay him less than that? I don’t get it. He clearly is a good QB and has proven he is a winner even with limited talent around him. Lock the guy up and use some of that money on your O Line, your secondary, a LB, a WR or a RB if you don’t bring back Hyde. Got some holes on this team and those are all the needs so be wise with your money and don’t over spend. I think this team isn’t as far off as their record shows or as people may think though. If they add a CB in either the draft or free agency and add to their O Line I think that right there with Garcon coming back and Jimmy G as QB already is a big boost. Curious is they bring back Hyde..seems odd they haven’t tried to extend him in his walk year so I’m guessing he’s a goner by what wouldn’t they trade him instead of just letting him walk. The guys a good RB but hasn’t had a QB to take some of the heat off him and hasn’t had a good line to run behind.

    • mcdusty31

      In the grand scheme of things a one year 24 million dollar contract is easier to take on than a long term deal…if of course it doesn’t pan out…if it does pan out and he has a solid season you can sign him to a long term contract…at this point there are quite a few quarterbacks that could’ve done better than what the Niners had on the field, still too small of a sample size to deem a guy the savior of the franchise and pay him big bucks IMO…he looks good though, hopefully he can steer them back to respectability and they can use their high draft pick (keeps getting lower the better Jimmy G does lol) to shore up other spots


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