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New York Giants: Eli Manning’s Potential Heir Is Proving His Worth During OTAs

While Eli Manning is currently penciled in as the 2018 starter for the New York Giants, his potential heir to the throne is showing coaches and fans alike that he has what it takes to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

Davis Webb has dominated OTAs since its beginning last Friday. Head coach Pat Shurmur stated, “Everyday he gets a little bit better.” Development is only gauged by visual progression, and Webb is certainly showing everybody that his nonstop work ethic and offseason training is paying dividends.

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On day one of OTAs, Webb, the second-year passer, displayed his arm strength, accuracy and impressive long-ball while being inserted into the new offensive scheme. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard stated several weeks ago that he would often run through the playbook with Webb at their apartment complex. Webb would stay up late studying the playbook and already knows the schemes like the back of his hand.

That’s the type of quarterback you want on your team; one that’s willing to go the extra mile to earn the opportunity, and one that doesn’t only physically practice, but trains his mental prowess as well.

Davis Webb compared to Manning:

During OTAs, Manning threw one interception to B.J. Goodson, another was nearly picked off by Janoris Jenkins, and threw a pass behind Sterling Shepard. Webb on the other hand was throwing strikes to his intended targets and had one beautiful deep ball to Roger Lewis in stride. His confidence was apparent – this is the most game-like action with the first-team since Webb’s inception in 2017.
According to the NY Daily News:
“I’m just trying to do the best I can,” Webb said after practice. “I know it’s going to be good enough. I’m throwing it really well. I have pretty good command of the offense considering I’ve only known it for about a month and a half. So (it’s about) just kind of getting better each and every day and let them decide.
“My job is to put as much pressure on the coaches that they feel like they have to play me,” Webb added. “Obviously we have Eli so it’s a little different, but that’s my goal: make them feel like if something were to happen or if I have to go in and play, there would be no drop-off. It would only be (me as) the younger guy who’d be a little more antsy.”
While Webb wasn’t perfect, he showed his developmental progress and instilled a bit more confidence at the future quarterback position for the Giants.

 

 

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