Just last week a good chunk of the New York Giants fan based gave up hope on second-year quaterback Davis Webb. One bad performance in his first live action in over a year shouldn’t doom the youngster from the start.
In week two, he elevated his performance ten-fold, showing off his accuracy and touch on the ball. Specifically, a 3rd and 17 play from the Giants’ own half began with Webb dropping back into the pocket, working through his progressions, and throwing Sterling Shepard open to gain the first down.
The throw that Webb released wasn’t any normal ball, but rather a display of his development and vision as a signal caller. He effectively managed to put the ball in a perfect spot so that Shepard could break free and secure the catch.
— PreSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) August 17, 2018
What did Davis Webb change to ensure his week two performance was better for the New York Giants?
After the game against Detroit, Webb went on to explain his mentality going into the week. After not play a single down for over a year, his nerves certainly played a part in his dismal week 1 performance. He entered week 2 calm and collective, ready to take on the challenges of a first-team defense. You could visibly see him take some power off of his throws to prioritize accuracy.
Webb finished the night completing 14 of 20 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. He led a 70 yard touchdown drive that included a 3rd and 17 conversion and a quarterback sneak on 4th down. That type of quarterback resilience has been absent from the Giants for quite some time.
While Webb may have silenced his critics for the time being, it’s important to recognize that it was only week 2 of the preseason and things could go either way for the young quarterback. But for now, we can confidently say that he will be the No.2 QB behind Eli Manning this season.