PHOENIX — It’s as crucial as being a glass of plain water whilst drifting across the desert. The New York Giants need a quarterback.
Eli Manning is 38 years of age and it sounds quite obvious that the upcoming draft should really be the solution as soon as they passed addressing the necessity early past year.
“I think we all understand. Eli is closer to 40 than 20,” coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday at the NFL Meetings coaches’ break fast. “sooner or later there’ll be a brand new quarterback playing for the Giants. We will only have to see what happens.”
The Giants have two first-round picks in this year’s NFL draft. General manager Dave Gettleman explained recently that there is extensive data available that shows it has suggested you shop for a franchise quarterback at the first round. The Giants have chances with the sixth and 17th overall picks.
Make no mistake, they would like to find Manning’s successor. Co-owner John Mara said he’d like to come out of the draft having a quarterback. But the Giants also look concerned with making a mistake on the decision that could set the organization straight years. Gettleman has already warned previously about putting the Giants in”QB hell, even” even though they might already be in that scary predicament.
It merely seems more inclined after hearing the Giants’ brass speak in Arizona that their quarterback might include pick No. 17 compared to No. 6. Shurmur will definitely get his opportunity to see Jones throw Thursday when he conducts him through a private workout.
Missouri’s Drew Lock is another potential option with the 17th pick, whether he makes it this much better.
Even a pass-rusher or defensive lineman in No. 6 remains the strongest possibility.
“Pass dash is a thing that we all need,” Shurmur said. “We all desire guys that could impact the quarterback. Being an offensive coach, I understand how difficult it really is for your quarterback to function when he is being rushed. We will need to find someone who can affect the quarterback.”
The Giants are putting in the requisite effort and time — as though they did last year — on every one of the draft’s top quarterbacks. They are going to have experienced all the very best quarterbacks throw live by the ending of the week, and will have them for Top 30 visits in the forthcoming weeks. The extensive leg work is really being done; it is a matter of when they are able to pull the trigger.
“How crucial is it?” Shurmur said. “I think when there will be still another chance playing for the Giants at any point, sooner better than later, but, again, we’ve got things you would like to get completed with your roster. We have confidence in Eli and we’ll just see where it takes us.”
The different outside possibility for Manning’s successor is Arizona’s Josh Rosen. But whilst the Giants are eager to think about Rosen, it remains improbable that they proceed around in that way after death him last year.
It’s also barely out of the realm of possibility that the Giants defer this enormous decision for another year, even if needed. And it is not because they specifically have their eye on a quarterback next yr. Shurmur stated it doesn’t really drive their decision-making believing the instability of what will happen within the next 1-2 weeks. Murray and Haskins had not begun a college game now last year.
However, often there is the risk that the Giants fail to fall in love and that no discriminated’s worth in this year’s draft aligns ideally with his or her own pick.
“Here’s the thing: Show me what the grades are. What’s the worth that point,” Mara said. “If the very best quarterbacks are rated toward the base of the initial round or maybe the second round, I’m not likely to insist that we simply take one at No. 6 and even in No. 17. Prove me what the value would be. That’s been our philosophy about this.”
The Giants still believe Manning could play in a high grade. Gettleman went up to now as calling it a”crock” that he’s overpaid or powerless to still play in a high grade. Manning is the Giants’ newcomer”at this point” and it will not change whether they are winning games, according to Shurmur, even though there’s a major shot first-round quarterback at the building.
That 2019 is Manning’s series appears to be a lock. Greater question remains whether his successor will probably finally be sharing this quarterback room.
It’s barely certain.