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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jerry Reese spent his Saturday night in Los Angeles searching for the Giants' quarterback of the future. And it likely won't be the last time the Giants GM watches some 2018 quarterback prospects up close.

But whether he likes USC's Sam Darnold or UCLA's Josh Rosen best, or whether the Giants are even in position to draft either one of them in April, the odds still remain strong that Eli Manning will be the opening day starter next season. That's barring injury, of course.

It's also not a complete guarantee, given the Giants' suddenly dire circumstances and uncertain future.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jerry Reese spent his Saturday night in Los Angeles searching for the Giants' quarterback of the future. And it likely won't be the last time the Giants GM watches some 2018 quarterback prospects up close.

But whether he likes USC's Sam Darnold or UCLA's Josh Rosen best, or whether the Giants are even in position to draft either one of them in April, the odds still remain strong that Eli Manning will be the opening day starter next season. That's barring injury, of course.

It's also not a complete guarantee, given the Giants' suddenly dire circumstances and uncertain future.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It doesn't sound like the Giants are getting ready for Davis Webb to make his debut any time soon.

The rookie quarterback has spent the entire season holding the clip board as the third-string quarterback, and all indications are that will continue to be his role. Giants quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti Jr. said on Friday that Webb is still in the "same routine" he's had for every week this season -- mostly working on the scout team and splitting those reps with backup quarterback Geno Smith.

If the Giants were planning to play Webb, even in mop-up action late in a game down the stretch, they'd likely change his practice routine and begin to get him extra practice reps. But Cignetti indicated -- and several players have confirmed this week -- that hasn't happened yet.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Sergio Estrada)
(Sergio Estrada)

The Giants lost to the 49ers on Sunday, 31-21, to fall to 1-8 on the season. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants give the 49ers their first win of the season in 31-21 loss on the road >> Recap here

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

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Scott Thompson
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 (Sergio Estrada)
(Sergio Estrada)

The Giants lost to the 49ers on Sunday, 31-21, to fall to 1-8 on the season. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants give the 49ers their first win of the season in 31-21 loss on the road >> Recap here

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

Tags: Davis Webb, Scott Thompson
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 (Joe Nicholson)
(Joe Nicholson)

The Giants are already looking toward their future as co-owner John Mara has called for his scouts to begin looking at the top quarterbacks of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

This directive was set in place when it appeared the Giants' season was over after Odell Beckham, Jr. broke his ankle in Week 5 against the Chargers, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen are the top two prospects at the moment. Vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross, who is in charge of the Giants Draft Day, traveled to see Rosen recently. In the MMQB's first mock draft, they have the Giants selecting Rosen at No. 3 overall...

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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

The Giants will select UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, predicts Albert Breer of MMQB.

"Given the questions about entitlement and maturity that Rosen has faced, New York would be an interesting landing spot," notes Breer.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: First of all, the Giants are only picking third? That assumes a win in San Francisco on Sunday. So I guess as long as the MMQB's Albert Breer is comfortable making that assumption …

 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

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Ben McAdoo may have opened the door to playing his potential Quarterback of the Future at some point this season, but that doesn't mean he's given up on his Quarterback of the Present. The Davis Webb Era may begin at some point this season.

But for now, McAdoo made it clear that Eli Manning is his guy.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Ralph Vacchiano
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is tackled by New York Giants' Kerry Wynn (72) as Landon Collins (21) watches during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is tackled by New York Giants' Kerry Wynn (72) as Landon Collins (21) watches during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

The Giants lost to the Rams 51-17 at MetLife Stadium to fall to 1-7 on the season. They travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday.

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The Giants have practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday.

Janoris Jenkins was reinstated from his suspension.

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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Giants 00:05:51
The guys from FNNY question the Giants' effort and lack of willingness to compete in hindsight of their 51-17 blowout loss to the Rams.

The Giants lost to the Rams 51-17 at MetLife Stadium to fall to 1-7 on the season. They travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday.

Need to Know

The Giants have practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday.

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

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Landon Collins, Scott Thompson
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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: If the NFL season ended today, the Giants would be picking third in the 2018 NFL draft -- their highest pick since they took linebacker Carl Banks third way back in 1984.

But if they somehow find a way to lose to the 0-9 49ers in San Francisco this Sunday, their first shot at the No. 1 overall pick in 52 years would be in play.

What would the Giants do with that unexpected gold? Would they grab their next franchise quarterback? Take the best tackle or running back instead? Or trade down with a quarterback-starved franchise for a boat-load of high picks over the next few years?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Dalvin Tomlinson, Davis Webb, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after leaving the game in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after leaving the game in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As soon as the Giants started talking about finding their Quarterback of the Future during the offseason, it was clear the Eli Manning era was not going to end well.

Now it's possible the ugliness is going to begin sooner than anyone imagined.

With the 2017 season already a complete disaster, and clearly heading nowhere after Sunday's humiliating 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Giants have a difficult decision to make. They still have eight games left and they are sitting at 1-7, with everything they built crumbling around them. They have to decide if it makes sense to continue to play an aging quarterback when they have their possible Quarterback of the Future sitting on the sidelines.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The playoffs are out of the question after a 1-6 start, especially with all the injuries the Giants are enduring. And with the trade deadline gone, the Giants blew their chance to turn a few excess veterans into extra draft picks. So that pretty much takes all the drama and excitement out of the final nine games of the year.

So, as the Giants return from their bye week to face the resurgent Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, what is left to watch in this miserable season? More than you'd think, even if it's not what anyone hoped would be at stake down the stretch this year...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese (Frank Franklin I/AP)
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese (Frank Franklin I/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: Jerry Reese's press conference on Tuesday was his first in 89 days. If form holds, it'll be 69 more days before he speaks again, if he gets the chance to speak after the season at all.

That leaves a lot to unpack from the 21 minutes he stood at the podium -- the only time he'll spend explaining the state of the franchise to his paying customers in a more-than-five-month span. And the rarity of the moment leaves every word ripe for debate, every sentence open to interpretation, including his overall theme of "Blame me."

So here's a look back at some of Reese's greatest hits, with some analysis, a few unstated facts, and plenty of questions he left unanswered and things that went unsaid...

Tags: Bobby Hart, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Ralph Vacchiano
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May 25, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10) and Davis Webb (5) look on during OTA practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 25, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10) and Davis Webb (5) look on during OTA practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jerry Reese cracked the door open a bit for the Giants to sit quarterback Eli Manning take a look at rookie Davis Webb "at some point" this season. But he also made it clear that the Giants, despite being a dismal 1-6, are nowhere near that point now.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants suffered their sixth loss of the season to the Seahawks, 24-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. They will have a bye week in Week 8. 

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Ben McAdoo gave the team the entire week off to regroup.

GM Jerry Reese will host a press conference Tuesday to talk about the state of the Giants.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Evan Engram
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GEICO SportsNite: Eli Manning 00:02:09
The Football Night in New York panel discusses how the Giants should handle aging veteran Eli Manning, who has led a disappointing offense.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: There are nine games left in a Giants season that is already lost, and they have a player who might be their next franchise quarterback gathering dust on their sidelines. It seems like the perfect time to take a look at Davis Webb and get him a little game experience.

But according to Ben McAdoo, the future - at least at quarterback - will have to wait.

The Giants coach, after first dodging the subject on a conference call on Monday, eventually insisted that he has no intention of replacing Eli Manning with Webb over the final two months of the season - no matter how dire the Giants' situation becomes.

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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 is among seven players inactive for the Giants' Week 7 matchup against the Seahawks on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

 

Tags: Brett Jones, Davis Webb, D.J. Fluker, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg
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Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)
Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

After decades of searching for a franchise quarterback the long, torturous wait seemed to be almost over for the Jets. Everything was set. They were staring at a quarterback-rich draft, their own rebuilding team and a 38-year-old quarterback. They were destined for a top-5 pick, if not the first pick overall.

It was so real, in fact, that Jets fans weren't just embracing the "Suck for Sam" idea; they were making plans for draft day. Some even sewed his name onto the back of their team jerseys.

But who knew that Sam Darnold's future NFL jersey was much more likely to be blue?

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Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)
Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

After decades of searching for a franchise quarterback the long, torturous wait seemed to be almost over for the Jets. Everything was set. They were staring at a quarterback-rich draft, their own rebuilding team and a 38-year-old quarterback. They were destined for a top-5 pick, if not the first pick overall.

It was so real, in fact, that Jets fans weren't just embracing the "Suck for Sam" idea; they were making plans for draft day. Some even sewed his name onto the back of their team jerseys.

But who knew that Sam Darnold's future NFL jersey was much more likely to be blue?

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Ralph Vacchiano
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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is chased by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is chased by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

DE Olivier Vernon is among seven inactive players for Sunday's Giants' Week 5 game against the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is chased by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is chased by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle/wrist) are active for the team's Week four matchup against the Buccaneers after they were listed as questionable.

 

Tags: Avery Moss, Bobby Hart, Davis Webb, Jonathan Casillas, Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa
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Dec 4, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) warms up prior to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 4, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) warms up prior to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Seven players are inactive from the Giants' Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but CB Janoris Jenkins is active.

Jenkins missed the team's Week 2 game against the Lions after suffering an ankle injury.

Tags: Avery Moss, B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Brett Jones, Davis Webb, J.T. Thomas, Janoris Jenkins, Justin Pugh
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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp.  (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith works out during training camp. (AP)

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The Giants are officially out of time to fix whatever ails their offense and to fine-tune their championship-caliber defense. They are not expected to play many of their starters in their preseason finale on Thursday night in New England, and those that play likely won't see much action at all.

So for a veteran team whose starting lineup is all but set, this game is mostly about the down-roster battles, the backups, and the bottom-of-the-roster spots. There are a few exceptions, of course, but not many.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Davis Webb, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geno Smith, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)
(William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has left the door open for rookie Davis Webb to be the team's No. 2 quarterback entering the season.

"I think we all have to be careful making assumptions," McAdoo said on Thursday. "Josh (Johnson) and Geno (Smith) are competing right now for the number two spot, and if that doesn't look the way we want it to look, Davis will get a crack."

Webb, a third-round pick out of the University of California, completed 8 of 16 passes with no touchdowns or interceptions during the Giants' preseason opener last Friday against the Steelers.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Giants rookie QB Davis Webb is determined to excel in the Giants offense, and it shows in his unique work ethic, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

Webb, the Giants' third round pick in this year's draft, is always trying to learn on the job which is why he had questions for each quarterback and coach at OTAs and mandatory minicamp.

"I have a ton of questions. I write them out every day," Webb said following minicamp. "I have Eli [Manning] quesitons, Coach [Mike] Sullivan questions, Coach [Frank] Cignetti questions, Josh [Johnson] questions and Geno [Smith] questions. You have it all different. They've all been responsive. I'm just thankful and blessed to have that type of room around me. Some guys don't have that."

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Mississippi Rebels tight end Evan Engram (17) is tackled for a loss during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Mississippi Rebels tight end Evan Engram (17) is tackled for a loss during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel)

The friendship began at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., when the quarterback with the big arm seemed to like throwing to the tight end with the deep speed.

"Yeah, it is funny because Evan was my favorite player at the Senior Bowl and I told him that there," said the newest Giants quarterback, Davis Webb. "And a couple months later we are on the same team. So that's really cool."

Though it may be three years before Webb and Evan Engram are playing catch again in a game that matters, they are indeed on the same NFL team after Engram was drafted in the first round by the Giants, and then Webb was drafted in the third. They are on vastly different tracks: Engram is expected to have an immediate impact as an offensive weapon, while Webb figures to sit behind quarterback Eli Manning until at least 2020.

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California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Davis Webb is apparently a quick study and he's already learned his first lesson from Eli Manning. He was scolded, mildly and publicly by Manning, after their first conversation.

But since then? "I haven't said 'Sir,'" Webb said.

So yes, he got the message that Manning prefers to be called by name, just like he plans to get every other message Manning is willing to give him. Webb, the Giants' third-round pick and the heir apparent to Manning, is anxious to learn everything from the current franchise quarterback that he can.

"Obviously he's one of the best quarterbacks to ever play this game, so I want to be a sponge around him," Webb said Friday after his first practice of rookie mini-camp. "I don't want to nag him and be that little rookie. But at the same time, if I have a question that can be asked, I'm going to ask it."

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California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb warms up before the game against the Oregon Ducks at Memorial Stadium. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Former California QB Davis Webb participated in his first rookie minicamp practice on Friday, and he is already taking his backup job in stride. 

"I'm just going to be myself," Webb said, according to Newsday. "Obviously he's one of the best to ever play this game, so I want to be a sponge around him. I don't want to nag him and be that little rookie, but at the same time if I have a question I feel like I should ask I'm going to ask it. 

"Whenever he's doing stuff, taking seven-on-seven drills, I'll be taking mental notes and trying to put his game to mine and try to get better."

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Hansen talks Webb 00:01:06
New York Jets rookie wide receiver Chad Hansen talks about his college teammate at Cal, New York Giants rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Chad Hansen caught 92 passes from the Giants' quarterback of the future last season at Cal, and knows that Davis Webb is a "super-competitive" player. And that could make things tough for Webb, who figures to spend his first three NFL seasons standing on the sidelines waiting for his chance to play.

But Hansen, the Jets' fourth-round selection, believes that his former college quarterback will handle it well once he realizes that watching and learning from Eli Manning will turn out to be the best thing for his career.

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