Well, it’s that time…After an embarrassing blow-out loss on Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants have hit rock bottom…again.
A quick summary of the game:
The Giants had one third-down conversation, the first one since week 4, and the defense was putrid the entire game. Blown coverage, no effort, no play-makers, and I personally blame the offense for a majority of it. Right off the bat QB Eli Manning threw an interception to set the Eagles up for their first touchdown of the night. It only went down hill from there.
So, where are we in terms of the current roster and what to expect for the remainder of the season.
The players all around seem beat and overwhelmed at the state of the team. The defense has given up, the offense was never even up. Patrick Omameh at right guard was horrendous, big-money left tackle Nate Solder looked like Ereck Flower reincarnated. And that brings us to the status of Manning.
The Giants’ franchise quarterback since 2004 looks lost, battered, inaccurate, and most of all defeated. He’s incapable of extending plays in a league that’s full of dominant pass-rushers. The offensive line has played a massive part in his demise, but there’s no question that the jury is out on Manning. The Giants must move on in 2019, no matter the circumstances. Use the $20 million per-year that’s Manning’s salary to pay a top right tackle.
But the remaining question is, who will replace Manning at quarterback for the New York Giants?
If I had to bet my money, it would be on Oregon’s Justin Herbert. The 6’6″, 20 year-old signal caller is only entering the prime of his physical condition. He has a huge arm, great vision, and impeccable tangible traits. Some would say he’s a far better version of Bills’ Josh Allen.
One positive for Giants fans … keep losing and you will be in position to draft Justin Herbert. QB position is set for another 15 years
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 12, 2018
Hey Giants look on the bright side, Justin Herbert will be your QB next year
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) October 12, 2018
From the video above most would say…”look at all that time!” I would agree, yes, he has a great pocket, but even Manning isn’t making throws like that to his receivers. Odell Beckham Jr. has been silent considering his talents, Sterling Shepard has been underutilized at times, and Evan Engram has been disappointing. If you stick Herbert in an offense with this much talent, you suddenly see the affects of youth, mobility, and strength.
Sleep easy Giants fans, help is on the way.