They know more about Davis Webb than we know:
“I know nothing [about him], I know that he’s a double transfer. I’ve spent some time talking to him. He seems like a great kid. I know he followed Eli around and is learning how to be a pro. That’s what I know.”
This is what Dave Gettleman said about Davis Webb when asked of his opinion on the rookie quarterback.
Of course, there’s no way of knowing anything about Webb given the fact that Gettleman is new to the team and isn’t caught up on the standings of the players (he just recently spoke with Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning).
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But here’s a dilemma to consider:
Webb has been playing alongside professional athletes for an entire season, while the options available in college have yet to step onto an NFL field, let alone a practice one. So when people say, "there’s no tape on Webb; how can we possibly know what he brings to the table?"
Well, just ask any of the professional athletes that practice with him, and consider, well, he’s playing with better talent than what college offers, so why wouldn’t we take them seriously?
Here’s what Giants receiver Marquise Bundy, said:
"He’s a fun guy to work with. He’s a guy that likes to always keep getting better and elevate his game every day. He comes in and gives everybody that extra energy to continue to be good in practice. Right now, we’re only just practicing, so he really does take practice seriously. His seriousness radiates into us and then we become serious and it becomes a good practice overall."
Travis Rudolph states:
"He’s just got that ‘it’ factor to be a starting quarterback. He’s just a great leader overall."
There are several professional athletes on the Giants that have been around talent their entire lives, yet we should assume that Webb doesn’t have what it takes?
In addition, that the front-office doesn’t have enough tape to break down how he plays? Webb’s fundamentals will be the same on the practice field as in the games, which is what practice is for, is it not? The only thing we cannot evaluate is his calmness and vision in an actual NFL game.
But would we have been able to evaluate that with a make-shift offensive line and no wide-receivers? Most likely not.