The New York Giants need to upgrade their backup quarterback position in 2021

New York Giants, Colt McCoy

The New York Giants are entering their third season with quarterback Daniel Jones expected to be their starter. Jones was a shocking selection at sixth overall in 2019, but he has exceeded most expectations that fans set out for him. His rookie season was filled with plenty of ups and downs, and while he showed improvement in some areas, his second season also came with a plethora of struggles.

Daniel managed to improve his turnover problem that plagued his rookie season this year, but this issue has not been completely fixed just yet. Jones has flashed a lot of great potential, but he needs to be more consistent in 2021. This will be his third season playing quarterback in the NFL, a crucial stepping stone for young signal-callers. Giants fans are expecting to see a year-three breakout in 2021.

But the Giants cannot afford to put all their eggs in one basket. Daniel Jones is absolutely their starting quarterback. However, this is a quarterback who has missed four games due to injury in two years. Jones has had a bit of bad luck in the NFL, but injuries have been a recurring problem since college.

The New York Giants possess an excellent defense. Their offense is set to improve next season as well as the team has vowed to add playmakers this offseason. New York cannot allow those talents to go to waste in the event that Daniel Jones goes down with another injury in 2021. The Giants have to invest in their backup quarterback position to provide additional security to their team.

Backup quarterback options

In 2020, the Giants rolled on with Colt McCoy as their backup quarterback. Colt was asked to start in place of Daniel Jones twice this season. While Colt McCoy was not atrocious, he was not a quarterback that would propel a team to victory. Rather, McCoy was a quarterback that would keep the team from plummeting into a loss. He was not good, but he was good enough in some instances.

The Giants could certainly do better at the backup quarterback position though. Many teams around the league have started to invest more into their second-string quarterbacks. The Giants, having a starting quarterback with at least some kind of knack for getting injured, need to do the same this offseason.

Jacoby Brissett

One quarterback the Giants should consider in free agency is Jacoby Brissett. The 28-year-old Brissett is a quarterback with legitimate experience as a starter, and a decent one at that. Jacoby spent two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and two seasons as the Colts’ backup within the last four years. In 2019, Jacoby started fifteen games, going 7-8, passing for 2942 yards and 18 touchdowns with only 6 intercpetions.

This touchdown to interception ratio is impressive and is the reason Brissett is such an attractive option as a backup quarterback. Jacoby might not light up the scoreboard, but he will move the football with efficiency and rarely put the ball in harm’s way.

Nick Mullens

The Giants could also consider Nick Mullens for their backup quarterback position. Mullens has been the backup quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers since 2018. But with Jimmy Garoppolo suffering through numerous injuries over the past few years, Nick Mullens has enjoyed extended playing time.

At only 25-years-old, Nick Mullens is a young backup quarterback that still has some room to grow. Mullens has started 16 games in the last three years and has occasionally put together some big-time performances. Nick Mullens is a little less careful with the football, though, throwing 25 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 16 starts. But Nick is a quarterback with a great attitude that is always healthy and available, ready to give average quarterback play to a team in need.

Less proven options

The Giants could also take a chance on some younger, less experienced options. Names like Josh Rosen and Joshua Dobbs stand out as young quarterbacks who failed to reach their potential in difficult situations. I would like to see New York invest in a more proven commodity for additional security, but these younger options could provide a high ceiling for New York’s backup position.

Additionally, one last name to keep an eye on is Colin Kaepernick. Colin has not played football in the NFL since 2016, but he has expressed interest in making a return to the league. Of course, Kaepernick was once a proven quality starter in the NFL, taking the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. But his four-year absence football leaves plenty of question marks surrounding the former 49ers’ starter. Colin is a quarterback for teams to consider though, once again, in 2021, if he still has the desire to return to the league.

New York Jets: Which AFC East QB Will Take Over When Brady is Done?

New York Jets, Sam Darnold

Over the past 20 years Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have ruled the AFC East only giving up the division title twice, but how long can he go? Entering the 2019 season at age 42, Tom Brady will most likely not be able to sustain his success for the next 2 years. This begs the question, which young AFC east QB will take over when Brady finally decides to hang up the cleats? We’ll be examining the three second-year QB’s from the Dolphins, New York Jets, and Bills to find out who will take over once the captain of the evil empire is gone.

Josh Allen

The signal-caller for the Buffalo Bills had a surprisingly good season manning an offense that had little to no talent. Allen had some help by having arguably the best defense in the league last year, but he still showed flashes of being a top QB in the league.

Allen put up 2,074 yards, 10 TD’s, 12 interceptions and a 52.8 percent completion percentage last season through the air. On the ground, Allen was a beast racking up 631 yards and 8 touchdowns. Allen’s ability as a dual-threat QB is frightening when you consider he has a 6’5, 240-pound frame and a cannon for an arm, sometimes launching balls over 70 yards downfield.

Allen showed a lot of progressions last year especially after coming back from an elbow injury he suffered Week 6 against the Texans. Allen became a more efficient QB after the injury throwing for an average of 207 yards, 1.33 TD’s and 1.17 interceptions from weeks 12-17 compared to 168 yards, .5 TD’s and 1.25 interceptions weeks 2-5. Josh Allen also played on a team with the ninth highest percentage of dropped passes at 8 percent according to PFF. Josh Allen has a lot of raw talent and can be the next QB up in the AFC East, but he must overcome his accuracy issues and make better decisions.

Josh Rosen

The 10th overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft had a very rough rookie season playing for the Cardinals finishing with the worst record in the league. Although the Cardinals finished with the worst record in the league Josh Rosen showed flashes of being a good starter.

Rosen finished the season with 2278 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and a 55.2 completion percentage according to pro football reference. Rosen came out of college as very fundamentally sound QB with great footwork and flawless mechanics.

Many people look at the Cardinals season last year and assume that Rosen was awful because of their record, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Rosen was surrounded by absolutely no talent and it doesn’t help that the Cardinals were tied for fifth in the league for sacks allowed (52).

Unfortunately for Rosen, he might not be able to become the next QB up in the AFC East because he’s once again on the least talented roster in the league in Miami. The Dolphins are in full rebuild mode and are not committed to Rosen being their franchise QB. Rosen may find himself getting traded around draft time next season again.

The Dolphins are rumored to be in love with star Alabama QB Tua Tagovailola, they will be able to get him as their a favorite to land a top 5 pick this year. For Rosen to replace Brady as the face of the AFC east he must take a massive leap in his second year and become the franchise QB the Dolphins have lacked since Dan Marino.

Sam Darnold

The New York Jets franchise QB had an up and down rookie year passing for 2,865 yards, 17 TD’s, 15 interceptions and a 57.7 completion percentage. Coming out of the draft last year Sam Darnold was seen as the QB with the best chance to succeed in NFL.

The first half of the season for Darnold was very bumpy, he showed that at times he could be great, and other times that he wasn’t ready to play in the NFL. Darnold suffered a foot injury against the Dolphins week 9. After missing 4 weeks because of the injury Darnold came back and finished the season with his best stretch of football.

Darnold had the highest grade over the final month of the season according to PFF, giving Jets fans hope for the future. Darnold’s best traits are his accuracy and his ability to extend plays, which is the reason why so many people were in love with him in college. If Darnold wants to be the next man up he needs to work on his decision making, Darnold was tied for the third-most interceptions in the league this year. Darnold has all the attributes you look for in a QB he just needs to be quicker when making decisions for him to avoid turnovers.

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Conclusion

After analyzing these QB’s I’ve concluded that Sam Darnold will most likely be the face of the AFC east when Tom Brady’s reign of dominance is over. Darnold has all the talent in the world and isn’t nearly as raw as Josh Allen is. Darnold spot on the roster for the next couple of years is secure unlike Rosen whose future with Miami after the season is murky. Darnold is the most likely to succeed out of all these QB’s and has a great supporting cast around him to help achieve that. I believe each one of these QB’s will take big strides into becoming better players this year but with all things considered Darnold is the favorite to take over.

Josh Allen 2019 Stats Prediction: 2,978 yards, 19 TD’s and 14 interceptions

 

Josh Rosen 2019 Stats Prediction:  2,567 yards, 16 TD’s and 14 interceptions

 

Sam Darnold 2019 Stats Prediction: 3,345 yards, 22 TD’s and 16 interceptions

New York Giants: Why Dave Gettleman Is Going To Crush The 2019 NFL Draft

New York Giants, Dave Gettleman

The 2019 NFL Draft is less than one week away. On Thursday, April 25, the New York Giants will be on the clock with the 6th pick in the draft. But their Thursday night will not end there. The Giants also hold the 17th overall pick in the draft.

Many fans are skeptical of Dave Gettleman and his ability to evaluate talent. Gettleman’s main critique is that he does not understand or emphasize positional value. Despite this, there are reasons to believe Dave Gettleman will crush the 2019 NFL Draft.

Gettleman Crushed The 2018 NFL Draft

In 2018, the Giants fired their former general manager Jerry Reese. This was a long-time coming. Many fans were anticipating this moment. Reese’s biggest problem was his inability to draft starting players. So when the Giants fired Jerry Reese, fans were happy.

That was until Dave Gettleman came along. He was not exactly the fan’s choice, but he was the owner’s choice, so here we are one year later praying that they made the right choice.

Dave Gettleman and the Giants had a rocky 2018. They finished a disappointing 5-11 and traded away multiple key players. But with the downside came some strong upside, too.

The Giants had an incredible 2018 NFL Draft. Their 2018 draft class produced three instant starters with the potential for at least one more starter down the road. Gettleman managed this with only 6 total draft picks. Their first selection, Saquon Barkley, won AP Offensive Rookie Of The Year and looks to already be one of the best players in the NFL.

Fans were skeptical of Dave Gettleman prior to the 2018 NFL Draft, but he delivered. Giants fans should be confident that Dave Gettleman will deliver again in the 2019 NFL Draft.

No One Knows The Giants’ Plans

A lot of talk in the media surrounding the Giants has been about Dave Gettleman’s “plans.” No one has any clue what his plan is. Sometimes this can be greatly frustrating and detrimental to the team and fanbase. However, with the NFL Draft, this is a strong positive to pull away from Gettleman.

Over the past week, every single day, a new rumor pops up regarding the Giants’ draft plans. Each new report contradicts the last report. The Giants have done more homework on quarterbacks than any other NFL team, but no one actually knows who their favorite quarterback prospect is.

According to Matt Miller, their favorite quarterback is Dwayne Haskins. According to Charles Robinson, it is Daniel Jones. According to Adam Schefter, it is Josh Rosen. According to Jordan Raanan, it is Drew Lock. And finally, according to Ian Rappoport, it is between Haskins and Jones. No one knows the Giants’ plans and this is exactly the way it should be.

Last year at this time, everyone knew what the Giants were going to do in the draft. We all knew they would draft Saquon Barkley with the 2nd overall pick and we all knew they would go offensive lineman in round 2. This year, we have no clue what they are going to do.

This means that no other team in the NFL knows what the Giants will do either. The Giants are a complete wildcard in this year’s draft. They could go so many different ways with their picks because they have so many of them. The Giants have all of the leverage in the world with teams looking to trade picks or players.

Last year, the Giants had no leverage because everyone knew who they wanted. This year, the Giants could take advantage of other teams. And, most importantly, no one knows who the Giants want, so they will not be desperately trying to trade up ahead of the Giants and take their guy.

New York Giants: Why The Giants Should Trade Up With The Broncos In The Draft

The New York Giants could draft Dwayne Haskins with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The New York Giants are heading into a crucial NFL Draft for the franchise’s future. After passing on a quarterback in 2018, the question is whether or not the Giants draft one in the 2019 NFL Draft. With two 1st-round picks and 12 total picks, the Giants have plenty of options at quarterback.

However, some recent reports seem to suggest that the Giants do not plan on drafting a quarterback with their first draft pick. Rumor has it the Giants will look to get the best defensive player available with the 6th overall pick. Fortunately for the Giants, they also have the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

This gives the Giants the ability to draft a defender and try to draft their franchise quarterback, too. The only issue is whether or not a quality quarterback will be available for the Giants with the 17th pick. One possibility for the Giants is a potential trade up in the draft to secure their future franchise signal-caller.

The Broncos Are Reportedly Interested In Trading Back

The Denver Broncos hold the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Broncos seem to be in full rebuild mode and are looking to stockpile draft picks for the future. This could be the reason for the Broncos to move back in the draft.

According to multiple reports, there is a “growing sense” that the Broncos want to trade back. The Broncos love linebacker prospect Devin White but he is unlikely to still be available when the Broncos are on the clock. Because of this, it might be wise for the Giants to trade back in the NFL Draft.

The Broncos also need a quarterback, but they do not seem to find the need to be as pressing as the Giants do. The Broncos have been mostly linked to Missouri quarterback prospect Drew Lock. If they trade back, there is a chance the Broncos will still be able to draft Lock. Additionally, the Broncos have also reportedly shown interest in Ohio State quarterback prospect Dwayne Haskins.

But if the Broncos decide they prefer Drew Lock to Dwayne Haskins, it might be wise for them to trade back and let someone else have Haskins. Could that someone else be the Giants?

Why The Giants Should Consider Trading Up With The Broncos

The Giants do have a starting quarterback in Eli Manning. However, Manning is a 16-year veteran quarterback nearing the end of his career. The Giants need to prepare themselves for the post-Manning era. This is why they should take a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.

If the Giants have identified Dwayne Haskins as their next franchise quarterback, they will need to trade up for him (if they choose to go defense with the 6th pick). After the 6th pick, there are not any suitors for Haskins until the Broncos at 10.

The Jaguars at 7 have Nick Foles on a massive contract. The Lions at 8 are pleased with Matthew Stafford. And the Bills at 9 drafted their quarterback, Josh Allen, just last year. But, at the 10th pick, the Broncos sit with an aging Joe Flacco at quarterback. Not the ideal situation in 2019.

Despite this, the Broncos are considering trading back. Maybe they do not identify any quarterbacks in this draft class as franchise guys. It is possible they will be looking towards the 2020 NFL Draft or that they will try to trade for Josh Rosen.

Regardless of their reasoning for wanting to trade back, the Giants should pounce on the opportunity to trade up. The Giants will only need to give up their 2nd round pick (and the 17th pick, obviously) in order to move up 7 spots. But, if doing this would allow the Giants to draft their next franchise quarterback, it will be well worth it.

Why The Giants Might Want To Trade Up For Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins could potentially be that next franchise quarterback for the Giants. In just one year as a starter in college, Haskins broke multiple records on his way to finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Dwayne Haskins finished his 2018 season with 4831 passing yards, 50 touchdown passes, and only 8 interceptions. His willingness to sit behind Eli Manning will make him an attractive draft target to the Giants. Haskins is a pure, pocket-passing quarterback.

If Dwayne Haskins is able to take some time, learn, and develop, Haskins could be exactly what the Giants are looking for in their next franchise quarterback.

Check out my draft profile on Dwayne Haskins here.

New York Giants: What Trading For Russell Wilson Might Cost

Could the New York Giants find a way to acquire Russell Wilson in a potential trade?

The New York Giants have been meeting with all of the top quarterback prospects leading up to this month’s NFL Draft. The Giants are attempting to find the successor to franchise legend Eli Manning. Manning is 38 years old and will be retiring sooner than later.

In order for the Giants to be prepared for Manning’s retirement, they need to find his successor before he goes. The Giants have been evaluating all of their options. They have looked into a possible trade for Josh Rosen. But now, there are rumors that the Giants might be able to get a much better quarterback via trade. That quarterback is Russell Wilson.

Why Russell Wilson Might Get Traded

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has had his name come up in trade rumors recently. These rumors began in February when Fox Sports show host Colin Cowherd revealed discussions he heard in the “agency world.” Cowherd claimed that Wilson wanted to play for the New York Giants because of the city’s market.

This rumor began to heat up a bit when Russell Wilson gave the Seahawks an ultimatum regarding his upcoming contract extension. Wilson told the Seahawks to give him an extension by April 15th, however, the two sides were unable to come close to a deal.

On April 14th, rumors began swirling all over the place regarding Wilson’s future in Seattle. According to Rotoworld Football, the Seahawks think Russ wants to play ‘elsewhere’. If that is true, then it is very possible that Cowherd’s rumors regarding Wilson’s desire to play in New York are true, too. Even Tyrann Mathieu believes Wilson wants to play in New York.

What Would This Trade Cost?

According to Benjamin Allbright, the Seahawks’ asking price for Russell Wilson is steep. The Seahawks want at AT LEAST two 1st round draft picks. Allbright says the asking price starts at two 1sts a mid and a player. What is interesting is that the Giants actually have the draft capital to make this happen. Allbright also calls the trade a “very real possibility.”

The Giants are one of two NFL teams that hold multiple 1st-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants have two 1st-round picks and the Oakland Raiders have three 1st-round picks.

The Giants could start their trade offer to the Seahawks with the 6th overall pick and the 17th overall pick. They would, of course, need to add even more, but the Giants have the resources necessary to complete this trade.

Since the Seahawks will want a player, too, the Giants could look to free up cap space by trading away players such as Janoris Jenkins and Alec Ogletree. Both of these players have high cap hits and do not necessarily live up to their contracts, but they would be solid additions for the Seahawks.

If the Giants do complete a trade for Wilson, it is going to cost them a lot of salary cap space. Wilson wants a contract extension that could potentially make him the highest-paid player in NFL History.

Unfortunately, the Giants do not currently have that cap space. The Giants only have $11,783,442 in cap. But, by trading away one of their high-paid veterans, the Giants could make that number grow. The Giants could also free up cap space by cutting quarterback Eli Manning. With Russell Wilson on the roster, Manning’s services would no longer be needed. The Giants could free up $12,000,000 by cutting Eli Manning.

The Giants will need to free up as much space as possible. Reports indicate that Wilson’s contract could surpass $35,000,000 per year.

Why Russell Wilson Is Worth This High Price

Despite the high price, the Giants should strongly consider trading for Russell Wilson. Trading for Wilson would completely change the trajectory of the franchise. You never know what you are getting when you draft a rookie quarterback. You know what you are getting when you trade for Russell Wilson.

When you trade for Russell Wilson, you are getting a top-5 quarterback in the NFL. Wilson has thrown for over 30 touchdown passes 3 times in his career, including a career-best 35 in 2018. He is one of the most productive passers in the league.

Wilson is also an extremely efficient quarterback. In 2018, Russell only threw 7 interceptions. Wilson has thrown less than 10 interceptions in 4 of his 7 career seasons. Wilson’s career high for interceptions in a season is only 11. He has done this while being sacked over 40 times in 6 of his 7 seasons.

Russell Wilson is also one of the NFL’s best dual-threat quarterbacks. He is an extremely efficient and productive passer, but as a runner, it is more of the same. Wilson has 3,651 career rushing yards and 16 career rushing touchdowns. He averages 521 rushing yards per season. The RPO game would be unstoppable with Russell Wilson and Saquon Barkley.

Most importantly, Wilson is a winning quarterback. Russell has never played on an NFL team with a record below .500. Every year, the Seattle Seahawks are playoff contenders because of Russell Wilson. He is an electrifying signal-caller who makes his team better on every play. Wilson has an 8-5 playoff record and is also the Super Bowl 48 Champion (2014). Russell Wilson would instantly make the Giants a playoff team and a Super Bowl contender.

Why The New York Giants Should Be In Love With Josh Rosen

The New York Giants are pondering a change at the quarterback position. A plethora of options is available for the Giants via the draft and trade. The Giants are aware that they need to find Eli Manning’s successor sooner than later. This leaves fans confused by the recent reports that the Giants are not in love with young quarterback Josh Rosen.

Reports have also indicated that the Giants are not interested in the draft’s top quarterbacks such as Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. If the Giants are not interested in any quarterback this offseason, they will have to get really lucky to secure one next offseason. The Giants are in good position to find their guy this offseason. That guy should be Josh Rosen.

The Giants should be in love with Josh Rosen for the following reasons:

The Josh Rosen & Eli Manning Comparison

Josh Rosen is a pure pocket-passing quarterback who stands tall in the pocket and goes through his progressions. Some experts and analysts have compared Rosen to Eli Manning. They have a similar play-style.

Like Manning, Rosen makes plays that are incredible, then follows them up with plays that are terrible. The key is to balance the two and eventually create more incredible plays than terrible plays. Josh Rosen struggled with this in his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. But Giants fans need to remember, Eli Manning struggled with this in his rookie season, too.

Eli Manning is not the only quarterback to bounce back after a terrible rookie season. Rams quarterback Jared Goff did the same. After his rookie year, Goff looked like a total bust. Then, the Rams fired their head coach, brought in Sean McVay, and Goff turned into a top 10-15 quarterback in the NFL.

Sometimes, all the quarterback needs is a little change. Josh Rosen was thrown into a terrible situation in his rookie year. He played behind the worst offensive line in the NFL (according to Pro Football Focus), his offensive coordinator was fired mid-season, and his head coach was fired at the end of the season, after just one year with Arizona.

For Josh Rosen, a change of scenery could do wonders for his career. Considering him and Eli Manning have such a similar playstyle, Rosen would reap tremendous benefits from playing and learning with Manning for a year or two.

During the 2018 NFL Combine, Rosen was asked about the possibility of sitting behind Eli Manning. His response proved he was more than willing to do so:

The Trade’s Value

Finding a franchise quarterback is not an easy thing to do. That is why when teams find one, they pay that player more than anyone else on their team. Unfortunately, allocating this much cap space to one player makes it difficult to build the rest of the team. The best teams in the NFL have found a way around this.

NFL teams have been saving their cap space by acquiring a young, talented quarterback on a rookie contract and then building a team around him. Financially, Josh Rosen is the perfect quarterback to build a team around. Over the next 3 years, his total cap hit is only $6.4 million. Paying the league’s most expensive position only $2 million per year is a tremendous value.

On top of that, the team that trades for Rosen will not have to give up too much. The price to pay is a 2nd round pick, plus a future late/mid-round pick. Josh Rosen is a player who had a 1st round grade a year ago, and he can now be acquired for a 2nd round pick.

The Giants have the highest picks out of all the teams interested in Rosen. If the Giants want him, they can get him, and at an amazing value, too.

Josh Rosen Is Still A Good Player Who Has Flashed His Potential

This is the most compelling reason why the Giants should be in love with Josh Rosen. Sure, he had a bad rookie season. Yes, his statistics were terrible. He only threw 11 touchdowns in 13 games but had 14 interceptions. But, statistics never tell the full story.

At the end of the day, NFL scouts watched hours of Josh Rosen’s college game tape and decided he is a 1st round talent. His poor rookie season should not change the Giants’ opinions much from last year. They believed he was worthy of a 1st round pick last year, so why would he not be worth a 2nd round pick this year?

Even though he was playing behind that terrible offensive line and throwing to below-average receivers, Josh Rosen flashed his true potential. When Rosen had time in the pocket and a chance to make a play, he usually capitalized and made the most of the opportunity. Unfortunately, he did not have too many opportunities.

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With Saquon Barkley in the backfield, an improved offensive line, a great offensive mind in Pat Shurmur, and a talented group of playmakers, the Giants could turn Josh Rosen into a superstar.

New York Giants Reportedly Not In Love With Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen has been a name brought up for the last season or so when it comes to which quarterback the New York Giants could potentially trade for if they decide against using the draft to strengthen the position, and there was even a time when many thought Rosen would be drafted by New York coming out of college, but it looks like the team might not be interested based on what they’ve seen of Rosen so far in the league.

ESPN’s Jordan Raanan is very convinced that the team isn’t a fan of Rosen and the possibility of making a trade for the current Arizona Cardinals quarterback.

“Here’s what I know, not what I think, but what I know. The Giants are not in love with Josh Rosen. Fact,” Raanan told the Breaking Big Blue podcast.

It’s not hard to come up with reasons why the team wouldn’t be interested in Rosen, and the safest option by far would be to find any other player to fill the role of Eli Manning’s successor. On the field, Rosen didn’t exactly do much to revitalize a Cardinals team that’s picking number one overall, and had more interceptions than touchdowns while finishing close to the bottom of the league in passing yards.

Off the field, it’s easy to imaging the overly outspoken Rosen getting into clashes with the somewhat notorious New York media.

“If he’s going to cost a fairly high amount in returns of capital and return, his value, if it’s a second-round pick, I don’t think the Giants will go in that direction. Any of the first-round picks, forget about it,” Raanan also said.

“They don’t love him as a player. There’s concerns about whether his personality will hold up in New York, and he’s the type of leader you need at quarterback. There’s nothing in the past year that took those concerns and eliminated them, so they still exist.”

It also doesn’t look good on Rosen that the Cardinals are already regretting their decision and moving on from him after spending the 10th overall pick to acquire him in the same draft that saw Saquon Barkley join the Giants.

Should the Giants spend to trade for a player that the Cardinals are giving up on rather quickly, when rookie quarterbacks typically get multiple years to work on improving? Probably not. And it looks like that’s the stance that the Giants have right now.

New York Giants: What Happens If The Giants Pass On A Quarterback This Year?

New York Giants, Eli Manning

The New York Giants hold the 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Much speculation has been made over whether or not the Giants will draft a quarterback. Recent rumors regarding Eli Manning’s future seem to indicate that the Giants are not going to draft a quarterback.

If the Giants do not draft a quarterback, they have one other option. The Giants could try to trade for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. However, Rosen has a fairly competitive market, and it is unclear how interested in Rosen the Giants truly are.

We know the Giants do have interest in Josh Rosen, but that does not mean they are interested enough to win a bidding war for Josh. If the Giants do not draft a quarterback and they do not trade for Josh Rosen, then what will be left for them to do at quarterback?

Stick With Eli Manning

Some fans may think this is crazy, but sticking with Eli Manning for another year has its benefits. Eli is coming off one of the best statistical seasons of his career. Regardless of how fans and analysts dissect and interpret Eli’s play, there is no denying he is a beloved teammate and leader for the Giants.

In 2018, Eli Manning had the lowest interception total of his career with only 11. He also threw 21 touchdown passes with 4,299 yards. His 66% completion percentage was also a career high.

The Giants’ owners have not committed to Eli past 2019. However, there have not committed to letting him walk, either. The team is 100% committed to him this year and will once again try to put the right pieces around him to give him the chance to make a playoff run. If he plays well, expect to see him back in 2020.

Eli Manning has always brought one key thing to the table: availability. Manning has never missed a game and is always ready to suit up for Big Blue. With Eli, the Giants know what they’re getting and that provides them with a level of confidence.

Many fans and analysts seem to think that 2019 needs to be Eli’s last year, but it does not. If the Giants show improvement in 2019 and Eli plays well, they will keep him and worry about finding the next quarterback later on down the road.

However, if 2019 does not go as planned for Eli Manning, the Giants have other options at quarterback if they do not acquire one this year.

The 2020 Draft Class

Much has been made about the Giants and the 2019 NFL Draft class. There has been plenty of speculation about the Giants drafting quarterbacks in 2019 such as Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones, or Drew Lock.

But if the Giants do not love any of these prospects, they will not force themselves to take one. They can always wait until next year. It just so happens that 2020 has some intriguing quarterback prospects.

One name that Giants fans might be familiar with is Justin Herbert. Herbert looked primed to be the 2019 NFL Draft’s top quarterback early in the NFL season. The Giants were also known to have a lot of interest in Herbert. Unfortunately for Big Blue, Justin decided to stay at Oregon for one more season of college football. He will be in the 2020 NFL Draft and he will be a highly-coveted prospect.

Justin Herbert is not the only quarterback prospect set to be taken in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua Tagovailoa from Alabama and Jake Fromm from Georgia are also receiving a lot of buzz as they head into their junior seasons. One problem with each of these players is actually the fact that they will be juniors in 2019, meaning they could choose to not declare for the draft in 2020.

It would be incredibly unfortunate for the Giants if they passed on a quarterback this year and were left with few options next year. This is why many will say they should just find their guy this year. For now, fans will wait and anticipate the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants are at a crossroads with many different options to choose from. The question is, where will they go from here?

New York Giants: Three Potential Quarterback Options For 2019 And Beyond

The New York Giants could draft Dwayne Haskins with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Eli Manning is 38 years old. The 2019 NFL season will be Eli’s 16th season as a quarterback for the New York Giants. Playing his 16th season with the Giants will officially make Eli Manning the highest paid player in NFL history.

It has been widely debated whether or not the Giants should keep Manning in 2019. Whether they keep him or not, the Giants need to secure a future franchise player at the quarterback position. Eli Manning cannot play forever. The Giants need to find their future face of the franchise as soon as possible.

Luckily for them, the 2019 offseason has plenty of options at the quarterback position.

Kyler Muray

The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray, officially chose football over baseball. The electric dual-threat quarterback is expected to go number one overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. His connection to Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury makes that a real possibility.

However, nothing is set in stone. The Cardinals could be constructing a major smoke-screen in order to trade the number one pick for a major haul of assets. If the Giants are in love with Kyler and believe he can be their next franchise quarterback, they could trade up to the first pick in the draft and take him.

This move would not come cheap. The Giants would likely need to give up at least two first round picks and a second round pick to make it happen. The Giants showed great interest in Murray at his Pro Day, so it is possible they will consider trading up for him.

However, considering Kyler Murray had 4,361 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, 1,001 rushing yards, and 12 rushing touchdowns, he just might be worth the high price to pay. Kyler Murray is definitely the most talented quarterback in the draft, but he is not a perfect prospect.

Kyler Murray was rumored to have poor Combine interviews. On top of that, he has an unprecedented height from the quarterback position. Standing at 5′ 10″, Kyler Murray will be one of the shortest quarterbacks in NFL history. This is a trait that might cause some teams to take him off of their draft board.

Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State also had an incredible 2018 season. Haskins finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Dwayne was statistically immaculate in 2018.

In his 2018 season, Haskins broke records. He threw 50 touchdown passes to only 8 interceptions. He also gained 4,831 yards through the air. Unlike Kyler Murray, Haskins is not much of a runner, so his rushing yards are nothing to go crazy about. However, he did have 4 rushing touchdowns, showing he can get the job done on the ground when he needs to.

Dwayne Haskins is a pro-style, pocket passing quarterback. He has the ability to read defenses and make excellent pre-snap adjustments. The Giants have shown interest in him. They scouted him during the collegiate season and interviewed him at the Combine. Haskins is a Giants fan so he would love to play for Big Blue and would also be willing to learn behind Eli Manning for a year.

The Giants might be able to get Haskins with their 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, if they feel like that is too risky, they would likely only need to trade up to the third pick in order to secure Dwayne Haskins.

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen will be entering his second NFL season in 2019. His 2018 rookie campaign was a disaster. Playing for the Arizona Cardinals, Josh Rosen threw only 11 touchdowns in 14 games to a total of 14 interceptions. In his defense, Rosen was playing behind the worst offensive line in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.

His rookie season was not all bad, however. Rosen flashed his potential a few times in his rookie season. With a better coaching staff, better offensive weapons, and an offseason of training, Rosen could be a special player for another team.

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Josh Rosen was selected by the Cardinals with the 10th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. At the time, it looked as though Arizona had secured their future franchise quarterback. That was until Arizona decided to tear it down. They fired their coaching staff and hired a new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury.

Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray have a strong connection. It is widely believed that Kingsbury has already made up his mind and has plans to select Kyler Murray with the 1st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. If this happens, Josh Rosen will be traded.

The Giants liked Josh Rosen as a prospect last offseason. If Rosen is made available for trade, the Giants reportedly would be interested in trading for him. The reported asking price for Rosen is a third-round pick. If the Giants believe Josh Rosen has franchise quarterback potential, then trading a second or a third-round pick would be a steal.

New York Giants: Oddsmakers Have Team In The Running For Josh Rosen

How accurate are Vegas odds when it comes to predicting outcomes? They aren’t always correct, as they’re adjusted so the house always wins. However, sometimes it’s worth taking note of them when it comes to the NFL. The odds can, after all, show what the expectations are in some instances. In the case of the New York Giants, the odds expect the team to be in the running for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, who is recognized as one of the fringe options for a new quarterback going forward.

BetOnline gives the Giants +700 odds of landing Rosen, and for context, there’s only three teams that would have a higher chance: the Patriots, Dolphins, and Redskins. With Alex Smith’s injuries and Ryan Tannehill’s continued struggles through the years, both the Redskins and Dolphins are fairly good predictions when it comes to trading for Rosen. Whether they draft a quarterback or find one through a trade or free agency, both of these teams are definitely in the market for one.

The Giants seem unlikely to make a move for Rosen for multiple reasons. For one, they hold the sixth pick and are currently in the driver’s seat to draft a quarterback next month, rather than settling for one who didn’t turn out to be the man for the Cardinals. If a player is a franchise quarterback, after all, it’s rare for them to change teams after only one season in the league. Rosen’s 11 touchdowns to 14 interceptions don’t inspire confidence for potential suitors, either.

But with Nick Foles leaving the free agent market quickly, it doesn’t look like there’s many quarterbacks for the Giants to consider outside of the draft. Rosen’s controversial personality and lackluster numbers may not go well with the New York media, but if the Giants don’t want to take a chance on a rookie, Rosen could be one of the only viable options out there.