New York Giants continue to research other quarterbacks, what does it mean?

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, Justin Herbert
Nov 23, 2018; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) walks onto the field during the first half against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants‘ head coach Joe Judge FaceTimed with Oregon quarterback, Justin Herbert — what does it mean?

Considering the Giants drafted Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, it is a bit strange they are investing so much time in Oregon quarterback, Justin Herbert.

According to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, head coach Joe Judge has spent ample time and “exhaustive” research on what to do with the fourth overall pick. Doing their due diligence with Herbert is part of that process, and ultimately might give them more information into what other teams are seeing and how much value he actually holds.

I do not suspect the Giants will select a quarterback, especially after Jones showed so much potential last season. Looking into Herbert is primarily a tactical move to determine whether or not teams will be looking to trade up for his services. Understanding the value of each player is extremely important in opening up all possibilities in a potential trade back scenario.

However, just last year, we saw the Arizona Cardinals select Kyler Murray with the number one overall pick while they had just acquired Josh Rosen the year prior. Despite that reality, it would be extremely inefficient for the Giants to spend the fourth overall pick out another quarterback when they desperately need help on the offensive line and could potentially land a player like Clemson stand out, Isaiah Simmons.

So far, I have been impressed with how much effort Judge has invested into the evaluation of every player that could benefit or leverage the Giants’ situation. With everything turning to a virtual platform, diving into these players in a face-to-face method is impossible. It seems as if Judge has done an excellent job in his first off-season despite a massive setback with the coronavirus minimizing everyone’s lifestyle and ability to do their job at a high-level.