With a couple of games left in the season, it’s clear that the New York Giants aren’t going to find relief from Jake Fromm. Despite a promising appearance coming in late for Mike Glennon, Fromm had a far worse time when actually handed the reins as the starter. He only threw for 25 yards against the Eagles, managing only 6 completions and an interception.
The performance was enough to earn Fromm a trip back to the bench and another appearance for Glennon, despite the fanbase’s universal dislike of watching the latter play.
Even Fromm himself isn’t trying to put a good spin on this one.
Jake Fromm speaks on disappointing first start
“I would say it’s not ideal. I wish I would have played better. It’s frustrating for myself,” Fromm told reporters after the game. “It’s not the way I wanted to have represented myself, my family, or, of course, this organization. It’s tough, but I’m going to learn from it. I don’t think it gets much worse than that. I’m going to learn from it. I’m going to grind. I’m going to work my tail off to get better and play better like I know I can.”
It’s uncertain whether Fromm will have the next start or whether the Giants will return to Glennon. Glennon had 93 yards with both a touchdown and interception after coming off the bench, but the touchdown came in garbage time in what is becoming a familiar pattern for the Giants.
The alternative option is Brian Lewerke, who was waived by the Patriots last season and picked up in 2021 by the Giants. But Lewerke is hardly a more proven player than Fromm, and until the offensive line is fixed, the Giants can expect some of the same problems regardless of the player at quarterback.
It’s a bleak outlook for now, and if there’s one thing Giants fans shouldn’t expect from the final two games, it’s good – or even average – quarterback play.