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.
So far, Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman have been limited to practice and college film of Webb to evaluate if he has the skills to succeed, or for next season's sake, backup Manning if need be. That is why this three-day minicamp is crucial if Webb wants the Giants to look elsewhere with their first-rounder.
"It will be a great way for Davis to sorta showcase what he can do," Shurmur told The Post's Paul Schwartz. "We don't have a full 90-man roster so he's gonna get a lot of reps and he probably would anyways. I don't want to make this sound like it's a showcase for Webb, but as a guy we're interested in seeing, he's certainly gonna get his fair share of the reps."
Shurmur has already taken a look at all four top quarterback prospects in Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, and Baker Mayfield after the NFL Combine, their Pro Days, and most recently, private workouts held at the Giants' facility. He has stressed the need to see what a quarterback can do in person, with film showing only so much.
"Any time you're talking about a quarterback you need to see him throw in person," Shurmur said. "I I was a college head coach, I would never offer a quarterback a scholarship unless I saw him throw in person.
"You see 'em throw, you can see and feel the velocity. A lot of the things you can see on tape and yet you have to do it in person."
With the mincamp ending just hours before the Giants first-round pick is made, Webb has the chance to convince his team he is their guy to go to after Manning. Shurmur admitted "we're gonna take in any information we can up to that time we're on the clock, really."
The Giants botched an opportunity to get Webb in a game last season, as Geno Smith was named starter of the Giants' Week 13 matchup against the Raiders. Former head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese were later relieved of their duties after the 24-17 loss, and interim head coach tried to stitch up the damage made by ending Manning's consecutive start streak by letting him finish the regular season under center.
Shurmur wishes things were different in that respect, but he has "high hopes" that Webb has the ability to succeed on his team.
"The unfortunate thing for me is there's just not a lot of him playing football in a Giants helmet, which would have been a good thing for me to see moving forward," Shurmur said. "That is what it is, but I'm looking forward to working with him, for sure. I've got high hopes for him, being a productive player in this league."
Webb will look to reassure Shurmur's hopes in the coming days.