Latest On Giants’ QB Situation

Most of the attention on the Giants’ quarterbacks room this offseason has been focused upon Daniel Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in April’s draft, and Eli Manning, the 38-year-old two-time Super Bowl MVP. But as Paul Schwartz of the New York Post writes, the battle to be Big Blue’s third QB is expected to become quite heated once training camp opens next month.

Jones was able to quiet some of the negative chatter surrounding him with an impressive spring, and Schwartz says that if the Giants are convinced the Duke product will be able to step in for Manning whenever he’s called upon — and OC Mike Shula has already expressed that level of confidence in Jones — then the club may elect to keep just two signal-callers and send both Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney packing.

Between an October arrest and a poor professional debut, Lauletta, a 2018 fourth-round pick, has dug himself into a bit of a hole. Although Lauletta is just 24 and had enough upside to merit a mid-round selection from the Giants’ new regime, Schwartz says that the 31-year-old Tanney — who has played a total of one game in his professional career, which came in 2015 — is the current favorite to stick around. After all, New York signed Tanney to a two-year, $2.1MM contract with $775K guaranteed this offseason, which was a fairly telling show of faith.

Tanney has learned several offensive systems in his career and is a quick study, so the Giants see him as a better complement to Manning and Jones. Even though waiving Lauletta just one year after drafting him would not be a good look for the Giants’ front office or coaching staff, New York can’t worry about that just now.

And although it would be shocking if Jones were named the starter to open the season, there are already some rumblings that the Giants should do just that. If Jones builds on his spring performance with a strong training camp, Schwartz suggests the gap between the rookie and the 15-year year vet could close.

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  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Lauletta should come to New England. Belichick has his eyes on Lauletta before. Would love to see another young QB behind Brady.

  2. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Wonder if there’s anybody that would take Eli Manning for 1st or 2nd round pick?

    The Eagles were able to trade Sam Bradford to the Vikings for a first-round pick. Could Eli Manning be that for another team?

    • crosseyedlemon

      Not impossible but the Giants would have to find a trade partner that experienced a similar scenario and panic attack as the Vikings. Minnesota had been division champs in 2015 and were set to make a strong run at the big prize in 2016 when Bridgewater was lost just before the season opener. That changed everything. It would be ironic if the Chargers lost Rivers in a similar fashion and Eli was brought in to save the day.

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