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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."

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants middle linebacker B.J. Goodson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

DE Avery Moss and LB BJ Goodson are among seven players inactive for the Giants as they prepare for a road matchup with the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

For much of 2017 Davis Webb has unquestionably been the Giants' third-string quarterback, with thoughts of him moving up the depth chart intensifying over recent weeks.

As such, Webb has worked closest with receivers who have dangled between the practice squad and the bottom of the active roster. Those players that he's been around most, speak highly of the rookie quarterback. 

"He's a fun guy to work with," Marquis Bundy told Dan Duggan of NJ.com. "He's a guy that likes to always keep getting better and elevate his game every day. He comes in and gives everybody that extra energy to continue to be good in practice. Right now, we're only just practicing, so he really does take practice seriously. His seriousness radiates into us and then we become serious and it becomes a good practice overall."

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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)

With the Giants embroiled in a disappointing season, many are beginning to shift their gaze to the future. Davis Webb has been a constant topic of conversation after the Giants used a third-round pick on the rookie.

Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo assured the media that he's not ducking questions about Webb, but that the organization is taking it day-by-day. 

"I'm not trying to avoid [it]," Spagnuolo said...

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Giants S Landon Collins has so much faith in rookie QB Davis Webb that he doesn't want the team to select a QB with their top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

"Don't draft him," Collins told the NY Post when asked about potentially drafting a franchise-level QB next spring. "Don't do it. Davis is gonna be really good in the league when it's his time, I promise you."

The same day the rookie QB took snaps with the first-team offense, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also said he believes the heir apparent to Eli Manning doesn't reside in next year's draft, but rather in their own clubhouse.

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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Giants (2-12) face the Cardinals on the road this Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Giants will interview Louis Riddick for GM position Thursday >> Read More

Davis Webb worked with first-team offense, but still unlikely to start >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

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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)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants finally took the first small steps towards getting rookie Davis Webb ready to play in a game this season.

Of course, it may already be a little too late.

Webb, a third-round pick out of Cal, got his first practice snaps with the Giants' first-team offense on Wednesday since way back in training camp in August.

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Giants QB Eli Manning and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo discuss the no-call on the throw to Evan Engram late in the loss to the Eagles.

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Marc and Ralph give their thoughts on if Eli Manning should still be with the Giants next year and, if not, what could be next for Big Blue.

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If the Giants had any thoughts about starting rookie Davis Webb on Christmas Eve in Arizona, they definitely don't have any now.

Eli Manning slammed that door shut with an impressive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo reiterated Monday that the team has no plans to change their depth chart.

Manning completed 37 of 57 passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. It could've been more if his receivers didn't have their usual problem with drops...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Philadelphia Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans catches the ball on the half yard line over New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans catches the ball on the half yard line over New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite fears that Landon Collins (ankle) may be forced to miss an NFL game for the first time in his career, he is active today against the Eagles, the Giants announced. 

Collins didn't practice Friday but was deemed good to go for Sunday. 

Nat Berhe (hamstring) and Travis Rudolph (hamstring) are among the inactives, as is Davis Webb, Paul Perkins, Jeremy Cash, Damien Mama and Hunter Sharp.

The Giants host the Eagles at 1 p.m.

Tags: Davis Webb, Landon Collins, Nat Berhe, Paul Perkins
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Interim Giants GM Kevin Abrams spoke with reporters during practice on Thursday.

Abrams, who took over after Jerry Reese was fired earlier this month, said that he wants the full-time job and is ready for it.

Giants co-owner John Mara said after firing Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo that Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo would both receive interviews for the respective full-time jobs if they were interested.

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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)

The Giants (2-11) take on the NFC East-winning Eagles (11-2) on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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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)

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Davis Webb will remain the Giants' third-string quarterback this week, and he likely won't be activated on Sunday afternoon.

But one week from Sunday - on Christmas Eve - it's possible all that may change.

Giants interim coach Steve Spagnuolo opened the door on Wednesday for the 22-year old Webb to make his first career start on Dec. 24 in Arizona. He made no promises, of course, and it's possible it hasn't even been discussed among the coaching staff and decision-makers yet.

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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

The Giants will select UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, predicts ESPN's Todd McShay.

The Giants' quarterback situation has been in flux all season, and with the aging Eli Manning under center, they need to be looking to the future. Enter Rosen, who McShay touts as the most NFL-ready quarterback entering the draft in April. 

CLICK BELOW TO SEE MCSHAY'S ANALYSIS

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Several Giants players traveled to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to see the Knicks face the Lakers, including star WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

Accompaning Beckham were RB Paul Perkins, TE Evan Engram, QB Davis Webb, RB Orleans Darkwa, and RB Wayne Gallman. They all posed with Laker great Magic Johnson during the Knicks' 113-109 overtime win as well. 

Webb posted a picture to his Instagram to capture the moment...

Tags: Davis Webb, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Wayne Gallman
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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)

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants are not rushing to find a GM replacement. 

Eli Apple could be disciplined by Giants, NFL after tweeting on sideline Sunday

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants insist they are doing everything they can to get Davis Webb ready to play. And the rookie quarterback insists he prepares each week like he's a starter.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants QBs 00:01:38
Ralph Vacchiano reports from Giants practice where the team is preparing Davis Webb to play although Eli Manning will remain the starter.

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It is sounding more and more like the Giants will finish out this season without ever getting a meaningful look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The damage has already been done to Eli Manning. His feelings were already hurt. His streak was already snapped. The Giants already looked like clowns for the way they handled things.

Now that it's over, they need to take advantage of the miserable situation they created.

They need to take a look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Eli Manning took the field to a standing ovation on Sunday, there was hope that his return would provide a boost to the Giants' sagging offense.

It didn't.

What did everyone expect?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, D.J. Fluker, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geno Smith, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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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 DE Jason Pierre-Paul are active for the team's matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, San Francisco Giants, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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