What The Snoopy Bowl Means For Giants’ QB Davis Webb

The infamous Snoopy Bowl will go down on a late summer night between two rejuvenated New York teams. The Giants and Jets will continue the yearly showdown under the lights – one with a generational talent at running back and the other a potential franchise quarterback at the helm.

The Giants passed on Sam Darnold in favor of Saquon Barkley, but why? One could imagine it was because of Eli Manning , or because Davis Webb has looked good in practice. But in the end, it was likely due to the tangible and intangible qualities Barkley brings to the Giants. Dave Gettleman said it himself, he’s one of the most physically gifted athletes to enter the league in the past 30 years.

What kind of pressure does this put on Davis Webb, and did the Giants make the right choice?

After a porous week 1 performance from Webb where he amassed only 70 yards on nine completions (22 attempts), the Giants seemed to be in big trouble in regard to the future at quarterback. Just one week later, the young signal caller racked up 171 passing yards on 23-30 completions and a touchdown pass.

The narrative changed to good just as quick as it shifted to bad. Webb instilled confidence in his peers and the fan base, and after such a dismal performance in his first action in over a year, it was needed. Going into week 3 of the preseason presents a different type of challenge. While it’s just another preseason game, the Snoopy Bowl often creates a bit more buzz than most. The Jets have a young and talented roster while the Giants are still piecing together their team as a whole.

Webb will have the opportunity to play with the first team and show off his skills for a third-straight game. He has struggled with inconsistency in the past, but he can quiet his haters with a second consecutive positive showing.

Look for him to work on his accuracy and take some heat off of the ball. That was the difference from his week 1 to 2 performance. Additionally, expect him to see the field a bit better, locking in on Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard. He seems to have a decent rapport with backup RB Wayne Gallman as well.

The chemistry development is an important piece in Webb’s growth, which means the more reps the better.