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Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

Former Giants QB Davis Webb doesn't need to pack his things in New York and leave. In fact, he won't have to go anywhere new at all.

The Jets signed Webb to their practice squad on Tuesday, the team announced. In turn, the Jets released QB John Wolford to make room for Webb. 

The 23-year-old was expected to be Eli Manning's backup this season, but the Giants made the decision to let him go instead. Webb didn't get any regular-season action in his rookie year in 2017, as he learned behind Manning instead...

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Davis Webb is staying in New York, but will don the green and white this season as a member of the Jets' practice squad.

The Giants decided to part ways with their 2017 third-round pick over the weekend, and many saw it as a shock considering he was supposed to be slated behind Eli Manning as the backup this year. However, head coach Pat Shurmur and the rest in the organization felt otherwise. 

Webb admitted Tuesday after his first practice with the Jets that he didn't agree with the direction the Giants went. And neither did his teammates. 

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Former Giants QB Davis Webb practices for the first time with the Jets, after moving across town to sign with the Jets practice squad.

Former Giants QB Davis Webb doesn't need to pack his things in New York and leave. In fact, he won't have to go anywhere new at all.

The Jets signed Webb to their practice squad on Tuesday, the team announced. In turn, the Jets released QB John Wolford to make room for Webb. 

The 23-year-old was expected to be Eli Manning's backup this season, but the Giants made the decision to let him go instead. Webb didn't get any regular-season action in his rookie year in 2017, as he learned behind Manning instead...

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Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

All preseason, the thought of 2017 third-round choice Davis Webb backing up Eli Manning seemed obvious. The Giants didn't draft a quarterback in the first round this season. Instead, they picked up Kyle Lauletta out of Richmond in the fourth round. Then, it was journeyman Alex Tanney that joined the team at the start of camp. 

But this looked to be Webb's job to lose. Well, he did. 

The Giants' biggest shock was letting Webb go during their cuts to make the 53-man roster. Lauletta and Tanney are now Manning's backups, something experts and fans alike didn't see coming...

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Matt McGloin (5) Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
Matt McGloin (5) Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

The Giants shocked everyone on Sunday when they decided to release former third-round pick QB Davis Webb. But they are moving on with their quarterback plan, and starting to host workouts to see if someone can vie to be Eli Manning's backup. 

Free-agent QB Matt McGloin will be the first one up, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says he will work out for the team on Tuesday. McGloin was recently cut by the Chiefs over the weekend. 

McGloin, who was originally drafted by the Raiders back in 2013, last played in the NFL in 2016. It was brief, going 8-for-15 over the span of three games. He has primarily been a backup since he came out of Penn State. 

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)

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Just 10 months ago, Davis Webb wasn't just considered to possibly be the Giants' quarterback of the future. He was almost the quarterback of the present. They were on the verge of having him replace Eli Manning late in the season.

Now, one offseason and one regime change later, Webb is out of a job.

In a stunning move, the Giants waived the 23-year-old Webb on Sunday, according to an NFL source, one day after they surprisingly kept four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. The Giants tried to trade Webb, another source said, and spoke with multiple teams about him.

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Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

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The Giants made a really odd decision on Sunday to get rid of a 23-year-old quarterback with plenty of potential without getting anything in return.

But Davis Webb likely won't be unemployed for long. And he could -- and should -- be a perfect fit with the Jets.

Yes, the Jets already have their quarterback of the future and nothing or nobody will stop the Sam Darnold Era from dawning this week. But they also only have two quarterbacks on their roster, and one of them is the 39-year-old Josh McCown.

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Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

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Just 10 months ago, Davis Webb wasn't just considered to possibly be the Giants' quarterback of the future. He was almost the quarterback of the present. They were on the verge of having him replace Eli Manning late in the season.

Now, one offseason and one regime change later, Webb is out of a job.

In a stunning move, the Giants waived the 23-year-old Webb on Sunday, according to an NFL source, one day after they surprisingly kept four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. The Giants tried to trade Webb, another source said, and spoke with multiple teams about him.

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb runs the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb runs the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

After a disastrous 9-for-22, 70-yard performance in the Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Davis Webb rebounded by going 14-for-20 for 140 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 30-17 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

"It was the Davis Webb I'm used to seeing," Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said, according to NJ Advance Media's Ryan Dunleavy.

Webb led a 17-play, 79-yard drive capped by an 8-yard touchdown pass to running back Wayne Gallman that gave New York a 7-3 lead in the second quarter and also led a five-play, 43-yard drive that ended with an Aldrick Rosas 55-yard field goal before the half.

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb throws the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb throws the ball during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb looks to rebound from his rough preseason opener when New York faces the Detroit Lions on the road Friday night.

The 23-year-old Webb threw for 70 yards on 9-of-22 passing with no touchdowns or interceptions, accumulating a 49.4 passer rating in the Giants' 20-10 preseason-opening loss to the Cleveland Browns last Thursday.

Though he took most of the snaps ahead of starter Eli Manning and rookie Kyle Lauletta, Webb said he felt he needed to calm down on his throws and be more accurate with his targets.

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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushes against Cleveland Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah during first half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushes against Cleveland Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah during first half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Leave it to Eli Manning, the savvy veteran and picture of calmness, to add the perspective to what Saquon Barkley did on Thursday night. Barkley's debut run was dazzling, a 39-yard showcase of patience, smarts, elusiveness, burst and speed. It was everything everyone was expecting from the Giants' super-hyped rookie.

Right?

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Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) runs from Cleveland Browns defensive end Nate Orchard (44) and defensive end Chris Smith (50) during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) runs from Cleveland Browns defensive end Nate Orchard (44) and defensive end Chris Smith (50) during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The man who some believe is the apparent heir to Eli Manning's throne in New York got off to a rough preseason start.

Davis Webb handled the majority of the Giants' snaps in their 20-10 preseason week one loss to the Browns and was unable to impress. The 23-year-old completed just 9 of his 22 passes for 70 yards, with overthrows and missed targets aplenty.

"I just got to calm down and play, the guys know I can do it, there's no doubt about that," Webb said after the game. "I showed signs of it tonight."

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The easiest decision Pat Shurmur will have to make this preseason is to sit his all-world wide receiver in the preseason opener on Thursday night. Why would they even dream of risking their best player while he's still technically recovering from ankle surgery in this completely meaningless game?

They almost certainly won't. And that knowledge is enough to make almost everyone change the channel or keep the TV off entirely while the Giants play the Cleveland Browns. But it might be worth rethinking if that is, indeed, your plan. Because there are a few compelling reasons for you to watch this game even though No. 13 likely won't play...

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Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) throws the ball during training camp in East Rutherford. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

The Giants' new regime took a chance. They trusted that QB Davis Webb had the skills necessary to be Eli Manning's backup, and a potential quarterback of the future despite watching zero game tape. 

Now, Thursday night's bout against the Browns in the first preseason matchup is Webb's chance to prove Gettleman and Co. they were right. 

Webb has been doing well at training camp so far, but what the Giants really want to see first-hand is how he plays against real opponents. He has been stuck practicing for over a year now, which is why there's no surprise he's ready to finally take the MetLife Stadium field for real again...

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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

If not for the fan uproar surrounding Eli Manning's benching last season -- leading to his return as the starter -- it seems the Giants were about to give Davis Webb a three-game look as the starter.

Webb said Tuesday during an appearance on WFAN on Carlin, Maggie, and Bart that then-head coach Ben McAdoo had informed him that the plan was for Webb to start the final three games of the season in place of Manning.

Instead, Geno Smith started one game with Manning as the backup. That situation went down after Manning had been brought to tears earlier in the week -- a scene that led most of the Giants fanbase to lose their collective minds...

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Davis Webb (5) Eli Manning (10) Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Davis Webb (5) Eli Manning (10) Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Giants QB Davis Webb's training camp in his sophomore season is more of the same. Veteran Eli Manning is entrenched as the team's starter, which means Webb continues to learn from the two-time Super Bowl champ. 

But he doesn't mind. Webb wants to soak in as much as possible from his mentor.

"Eli? He's the best I've ever seen throw it," Webb said after Giants practice on Monday. "I mean, he has total command of the offense -- attention wise, route wise, teaching everybody on the fly on the field and off the field. He's ready to rock and roll. We'll all try to keep up. He sets the tone, and I know he's going to play his best."

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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has seen some bad spotlight on and off the field. In turn, public perception of the 25-year-old's character hasn't been squeaky clean. 

However, QB Davis Webb says Beckham's personality is entirely misconstrued because of these instances. 

"If you're around Odell, your percetion changes totally," Webb told NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "He's a very intellectual human being. He's easy to talk to. You can talk to him about everything from music, to food, to E! News. It doesn't matter. He's always having a lot of fun, always dancing, always singing."

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Eli Manning (10) Davis Webb (5) Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Eli Manning (10) Davis Webb (5) Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

This offseason, Giants QB Davis Webb's personality has been on full display. 

During practice at the Giants' three-day mandatory minicamp this past week, Webb slung a pass toward TE Kyle Carter who was in one-on-one coverage. And before the ball even reached its peak in the air, he knew it was destined for a score. 

"That's six!," he yelled for The Post's Paul Schwartz and the rest watching practice to hear. 

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Kyle Lauletta Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Kyle Lauletta Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants QB Eli Manning has been praised as the team's starter under center by GM Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur all offseason. But who will be his backup this season is still up in the air. 

The two candidates -- 2017 third-rounder Davis Webb and this year's fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta -- will be in heated competition when training camp kicks up at the end of July.

Though both players are gunning for the same position, Lauletta said they couldn't be any better friends. 

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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

Giants QB Davis Webb may not have seen the field in his rookie season, but that hasn't killed his confidence in what he can do when he steps on it. 

Webb displayed that confidence when he told Sports Illustrated Wednesday that he "can throw it better than anybody. I have a great arm." 

While attending David Tyree's "Children of the City Charity Bowl" in Manhattan Wednesday night, Webb may have backed down from the "anybody" part of his arm-strength comment. But he wasn't lying about his arm either...

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Dave Gettleman - Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Dave Gettleman - Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Before their OTA on Tuesday, the Giants were called into an unexpected team meeting by head coach Pat Shurmur. Players looked at one another wondering what the meeting was for. 

Shurmur had to break the news to his squad that Giants GM Dave Gettleman has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and he would be battling the cancer as soon as possible. 

The news left the room speechless as everyone was shocked to hear the sad news...

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Aug 19, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Alex Tanney (11) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Brown)
Aug 19, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Alex Tanney (11) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Brown)

QB Alex Tanney has signed with the Giants, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

Tanney, 30, has spent time with the Chiefs, Browns, and Titans during his career, appearing in one game for the Titans in 2015.

The Giants also signed DT A.J. Francis, the team announced...

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Kyle Lauletta highlights 00:00:32
SNY rolls the highlights of Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta who the New York Giants picked in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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When the Giants drafted running back Saquon Barkley on Thursday, it looked like they decided to punt their search for their next franchise quarterback into the future. Then they drafted a quarterback in the fourth round on Saturday, making it clear the future at that position is definitely on their minds.

No one knows, of course, if Richmond's Kyle Lauletta, the Giants' fourth-round pick, will ever develop into being worthy of being Eli Manning's successor. No one knows if he'll even turn out better than last year's third-round pick, Davis Webb. The Giants can't be sure that either of them will ever replace Manning when his effectiveness as an NFL quarterback is done.

But they know how hard it could be for them to find their next Eli Manning.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Dave Gettleman has been raving about Saquon Barkley privately and publicly since he first watched him on film back in March. In the end, he couldn't pass on a player he said "was touched by the hand of God." So with the second overall pick, it was an easy choice to select "the unanimous best player in our draft."

But Gettleman's choice wasn't just about the dynamic, 21-year-old Penn State running back.

It was about the Giants' 37-year-old quarterback, too.

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Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

In addition to praising running back Saquon Barkley by saying he has Hall of Fame potential, Giants GM Dave Gettleman backed quarterback Davis Webb during an interview on WFAN's "Boomer & Gio" on Friday.

Gettleman made Barkley, the dynamic Penn State running back who many considered to be the best athlete in the draft, the No. 2 pick on Thursday, passing on Sam DarnoldJosh Allen and Josh Rosen as potential heirs to Eli Manning.

"We're talking gold jacket potential, and Saquon has those things," Gettleman said. "When I see him today, I'm going to give him a big hug and I'm going to look at him and say, 'Be Saquon. Don't be anyone else.' "

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Saquon is coming to the Meadowlands.

The Giants -- as had been expected for the last few weeks -- passed on taking a quarterback and instead selected Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick at the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Dallas. With Barkley selected at No. 2, he'll receive a four-year deal worth roughly $7.8 million per season -- the fourth-highest average annual value among all running backs -- according to Spotrac...

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: So much for the future. The Giants are undoubtedly trying to win now. Faced with a chance to set themselves up for the post-Eli Manning decade by selecting their Quarterback of the Future, the Giants chose a running back that can instead help them in the present. And that's what they're counting on -- that a transcendent talent like Barkley can help them make one last Manning-era championship run...

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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

The Giants might take a quarterback who they see as their next franchise guy No. 2 overall during Thursday night's NFL Draft in Dallas. But Davis Webb isn't sweating it. 

"No, because Mr. [General Manager Dave] Gettleman gets paid a lot and he's very high up on the chain and his job is to make a decision that's going to help the Giants," Webb said on Wednesday at the Giants' Minicamp. "So, if that's a quarterback, or if that's another position, whatever. As long as it helps the New York Football Giants, and that's all I'm about. I'm a team guy, I've said that last year, I'll say it again. My number one goal is to be the best teammate I possibly can be and whoever we get [with the] number two overall pick, we're excited about and he's going to be a great member of our team."

Webb, who didn't play in any regular season games in 2017 despite Eli Manning getting benched toward the end of the season, is simply waiting for his chance. And he isn't worried about proving himself between now and Week 1...

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Manning and Webb talk future 00:02:07
New York Giants QBs Eli Manning and Davis Webb address their status and the possibility that the team will select a QB in the NFL Draft.

Giants QB Eli Manning has met most of the top quarterbacks and running backs who will be available in Thursday night's NFL Draft, but doesn't want to dive deep in to what might happen. Instead, he'll let the process play out and comment after. 

"I met most of the top quarterbacks before," Manning said on Wednesday at the Giants' Minicamp. "But I did get to see a few of them in the facility and I went up and talked to them just because I've been around them before. Some of the running backs, also, so I saw a few of the guys over the year. All of them are obviously good players and good people from my encounters with them, so all went well."

With the No. 2 pick, the Giants are expected to tab Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, or perhaps USC QB Sam Darnold if he slips past the Browns at No. 1. Or, they could trade back and select NC State DE Bradley Chubb or Notre Dame OL Quenton Nelson

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)

For most players participating in the Giants' three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday, it is just another offseason workout. 

But, for backup QB Davis Webb, it may be the only opportunity to impress new head coach Pat Shurmur. 

The debate since the Giants received their No. 2 overall pick following an atrocious 3-13 campaign last season has been whether or not to take a quarterback to be Eli Manning's successor when his time is up. But many forget that Webb has yet to prove himself in a regular season game after seeing nothing but the bench in his rookie season. 

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Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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ORLANDO - Pat Shurmur is making the rounds through the Pro Days of the top quarterback prospects, trying to see if they're any better than Davis Webb, the young quarterback the new Giants coach already has on his team. He's comparing their college film to Webb's college film. He's even scouring through practice film of Webb from last season.

And yes, it sure would've been a big help for Shurmur if he had some film of Webb in a regular-season game.

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UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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ORLANDO -- John Mara insisted that no one should draw any conclusions from the fact that he and Steve Tisch recently had dinner with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. But one conclusion is pretty inescapable:

The Giants owners wouldn't bother sitting down for dinner with a college quarterback if they weren't seriously considering taking a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.

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Nov 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (right) and UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) shake hands after their game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)
Nov 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (right) and UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) shake hands after their game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)

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INDIANAPOLIS - There will be a temptation for the Giants with the second pick in the draft to take a player who can help them immediately. There will be a running back, a defensive end, and maybe others who could be the future Hall of Famers that Dave Gettleman said he'd expect from a pick that high.

But this draft for the Giants is about more than that. It's about setting up the franchise for the next decade or more. They have a 37-year-old quarterback whose time is running out, and a rare opportunity find his heir apparent. If they believe there is a great quarterback in this draft, they absolutely have to take him if he's still available.

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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

INDIANAPOLIS - The Giants will spend the next two months analyzing everything about the top quarterbacks in this draft to see if they believe any of them can be a worthy successor to Eli Manning. But when they look at Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield, they won't just be comparing them to each other.

They'll also be comparing them to Davis Webb...

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Vacchiano and Leonard on Giants 00:04:29
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano and Pat Leonard of the Daily News report from the NFL Combine after Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur met with the media.

Giants HC Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman already know the weight of carrying the No. 2 overall pick into the NFL draft this year as their immediate and long-term future depend on it.

Shurmur reminded the media at the Combine what happened the last two times the Giants had a pick this high in the draft.

"Certainly, with the second pick in the draft, we want to draft the player worthy of that pick. I think we've talked about it before, but the last time the Giants had the second pick in the draft, they picked Lawrence Taylor. The last time they had the third pick in the draft, they picked Carl Banks," Shurmur told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.  And those were two franchise-changing players. So, I think we got to keep an open mind on this and we certainly want to make our team better. I think that's the approach we're taking."

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Shurmur on Manning and Webb 00:02:14
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur talks about Eli Manning, Davis Webb, and Big Blue's plans for the NFL Draft.

The Giants have their hands full this week at the NFL Combine, especially when it comes to evaluating all the top quarterback talent in this year's draft. However, they have already gotten a head start on evaluating QB Davis Webb.

New HC Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman have been over tape -- both college and practice -- on Webb, and have come away saying they "think highly" of the Giants' third-rounder last year. While with Carolina, Gettleman said that Webb was rated high on their draft board.

But with no experience in his rookie year despite the Giants' 3-13 record, Gettleman and Shurmur don't have much to go off with for Webb. That is why Gettleman referred to the Cal product as "having a Christmas or Hannukah present that you get to unwrap eventually."

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning
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 (Matt Kartozian)
(Matt Kartozian)

ESPN insider Mel Kiper is changing his mind for who the Giants will select with their No. 2 overall pick come April.

Instead of going with a quarterback, Kiper has the Giants taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with their top pick. He previously had UCLA QB Josh Rosen as his favorite, but he thinks New York can't pass up on bringing in Barkley's talent to work alonside the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants stellar receiving crew. 

READ KIPER'S ANALYSIS BELOW

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Giants may not draft a QB 00:02:41
The Daily News Live crew discusses Dave Gettleman's comment that the Giants may not select a quarterback with their first-round pick.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman has certainly been preparing for what he wants to do with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, and many believe taking a quarterback for the team's future is the right move to make. But what if he's leaning toward another option? 

There are two other options he can decide to choose other than taking a quarterback: Draft a different player at No. 2, or trade down to acquire more picks. And, according to SI's Peter King, that is exactly what some think he will do. 

King has the Giants looking at Wyoming QB Josh Allen, but there are other needs for next season. If Eli Manning is the guy for now, King doesn't doubt Gettleman skipping out on this top-heavy quarterback class. 

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Dec 3, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio after the game at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Dec 3, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio after the game at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

Hall of Famer Kurt Warner empathizes how difficult it is for the Giants' Eli Manning to be an aging quarterback who is likely to spend what could be his final seasons grooming a team's franchise quarterback of the future.

"The part about mentoring someone, that part is easy," Warner said, according to the New York Daily News' Gary Myers. "It's easy to take a young kid and share with him whatever you possibly can and to make him the best player possible. The hard part is when you feel like you're the better quarterback and you're not on the field. You don't take that out on the other guy, but that's a tough sell."

The 37-year-old Manning has been the Giants' franchise quarterback since taking over in 2004, but New York may be in a position to draft his heir with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft this spring. The Giants also drafted Davis Webb, who some believe could be the team's quarterback of the future, in the third round last year. 

That leaves Manning, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has started 214 of the Giants' last 215 games, nearing the end of his time as franchise quarterback, a feeling with which Warner resonates.

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Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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When the Giants drafted Davis Webb in the third round last spring, they believed there was a chance he'd be their Quarterback of the Future.

Now, thanks to how the Giants handled him last season, it's hard to see how that's still possible at all.

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Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after a game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after a game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: Pat Shurmur told the Giants that he believes he can win with Eli Manning as his quarterback, which is exactly what his soon-to-be new bosses wanted to hear. They don't believe Manning is finished. They also don't know who'll replace him when he is.

So the only thing that makes sense -- the only thing that ever made sense -- is for Manning to return as the Giants' starting quarterback in 2018. And if GM Dave Gettleman puts the right team around him -- and the right offensive line in front of him -- there's absolutely no reason to think that the 37-year-old Manning can't win.

That, of course, is exactly what the Giants plan to do, according to multiple sources familiar with the plan. The Giants will build around Manning in the short-term - as Gettleman confirmed to reporters at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala. on Wednesday afternoon. At the same time, the Giants will groom his successor for the long-term. And whether that successor is Davis Webb, their third-round pick from a year ago, or a quarterback they take with the No. 2 pick in the draft, that's still to be determined...

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Pat Shurmur (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Pat Shurmur (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Minnesota Vikings' remarkable season came to an end on Sunday. And now the Giants search for a new head coach is about to end, too.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Dave Gettleman will evaluate quarterbacks in the upcoming draft class but wants Eli Manning to remain as Giants quarterback, sources told ESPN.

 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Dave Gettleman will evaluate quarterbacks in the upcoming draft class but wants Eli Manning to remain as Giants quarterback, sources told ESPN.

 

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 (Mark J. Rebilas)
(Mark J. Rebilas)

The Giants select UCLA's QB Josh Rosen with the No. 2 overall pick in Bleacher Report's latest 2018 NFL mock draft. 

Bleacher Report sees the Giants' need at the quarterback position as the first thing new GM Dave Gettleman addresses. With USC's Sam Darnold going to the Browns, Gettleman will jump on Rosen. 

However, this pick is made with Gettleman looking toward the future. There is still the case where Eli Manning and Davis Webb could be enough in his eyes. 

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram lead the list of seven inactive players for the Giants in the season finale on Sunday against Washington.

Tags: Avery Moss, Davis Webb, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Giants (2-13) vs. the Washington Redskins (7-8) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

As if anyone needed a reason to stay home, it'll be 19 degrees (that's the high) with 15 mph winds (that's not even the gusts), so it will feel much colder. It'll feel really cold when the wind starts whipping around what surely will be one of the emptiest stadiums the Giants have ever experienced. It'll be much warmer in your living room, trust me.

WHAT IT MEANS

For the sentimental folks, there's at least a chance that this will be Eli Manning's final start for the Giants -- though the hiring of Dave Gettleman as GM likely means Manning will at least be given the option for more next year. For the futurists, this game is all about the 2018 draft. If the Giants lose, they lock up the No. 2 pick and will be in perfect position to grab Manning's eventual replacement. For everyone else, as far as the Giants are concerned, it means nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Washington Redskins, Ralph Vacchiano
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Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

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Dave Gettleman will begin his first full day as the Giants general manager on Friday, and he won't need anyone to show him around the office. He also won't need an update on the Giants' many problems.

He already knows.

The big question, though, is this: How is he going to fix this mess? How is he going to restore the Giants to what they were when he left in 2012.

Tags: Brett Jones, Davis Webb, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Davis Webb, the Giants rookie quarterback, is finally getting a promotion.

Webb, the Giants' third-round pick out of Cal, is being prepped to be the No. 2 quarterback this week, which means he'll be activated for his first NFL game on Sunday when the Giants play host to the Washington Redskins, interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said. After spending all season as the third-string quarterback, Davis leap-frogged Geno Smith and practiced with the second-string on Wednesday.

Eli Manning is still slated to be the Giants' starter on Sunday. But the possibility now exists that Webb will get into the game.

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 (Aaron Doster)
(Aaron Doster)

It's really simple for the Giants: Draft a quarterback, and focus on the future of the franchise with the aging Eli Manning about to walk off into the sunset. How much easier could it be when you have the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, right? 

That appears to be the mindset of almost every expert and fan looking at the Giants in next year's draft after this horrendous season. The Browns are almost a lock to pick a quarterback, and the Giants should follow suit with USC QB Sam Darnold and UCLA QB Josh Rosen headlining the top prospects next season. 

But this Christmas I have someone else on my wish list, someone I believe the Giants would be a fool to pass up next April: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Wayne Gallman, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning will start in New York's season finale against the Washington Redskins next Sunday, interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said after Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

A week after throwing for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Manning, 36, completed 27 of 45 passes for 263 yards, two interceptions and one lost fumble as the Giants fell to 2-13.

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