With the Miami Dolphins failing to reel in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, they become a competitor with the New York Giants for a signal caller in the 2019 NFL draft. Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray represent the best options at quarterback in the draft class, which will attract needy teams that need to fill the most important position on the field.
But, picking a passer is never easy. A plethora of time and analysis goes into the decision to draft a quarterback, and the Giants have spent a solid chunk of time evaluating Murray in recent weeks. His Pro Day was phenomenal – making perfect passes and showing head coach Pat Shurmur, who was right behind him, why he deserves to be Eli Manning’s successor.
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The New York Giants could change everything with one draft pick:
The official 5’10”, 205-pound Murray offers immense speed and mobility in the pocket. Something the Giants haven’t had in years, if not ever. The arsenal of skills he brings to the table is impressive – pin-point accuracy and velocity on his throws, mobility in the pocket, the read-option potential with Saquon Barkley. Everything about Murray screams excitement and change for the Giants.
Going from arguably the most immobile QB in the league to the fastest would certainly change the course of the franchise on a dime. But, maybe they would be better off going after Cardinals young passer Josh Rosen.
The potential is there for Rosen to thrive:
Rosen finished 2018 with 11 scores and 14 interceptions. He featured behind one of the league’s bottom-ranked offensive lines. General manager Dave Gettleman has worked diligently to address the trenches, signing Nate Solder at left tackle and drafting Will Hernandez in 2018. This offseason, he traded for Kevin Zeitler and is expected to replace Chad Wheeler at right tackle.
Rosen would have the time to operate the offense efficiently and utilizing his incredible arm talent. While he’s not the fastest quarterback, he is able to move within the pocket and buy time on the run.
The differences between Rosen and Murray are vast, but there’s another factor to be aware of:
Murray would be going into the first season of his rookie deal if drafted, but would likely be asked to sit behind Manning for the 2019 season. If they secured Rosen, they would be forced to cut Eli and start the second-year player immediately. The issue – the Giants will never cut Eli Manning, and wasting another year off Rosen’s rookie deal doesn’t make fiscal sense.
So, by that logic, the Giants will likely use the No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback. The question is – who?