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.
But when Spagnuolo was asked if there's any chance that Webb will start in that game against the Cardinals, he answered "I don't know that yet. I don't know that."
That, of course, is not a hard "No."
It's also not a "Yes" either, and there are probably several things that have to happen before it becomes one, especially in the wake of the fiasco the Giants created the last time they benched Eli Manning. Spagnuolo, as the interim coach, has made it clear his preference is to start Manning every game the rest of the season. He also likely wouldn't have the authority at this point to make any decision involving Manning on his own.
In other words, especially with an interim at GM too, this call would have to come from co-owner John Mara. He was initially in favor of seeing Webb play "meaningful" minutes at some point this season. However, when he fired GM Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo last week, he revised that to "I'm hopeful that at some point he gets into the game."
Webb, a third-round rookie out of Cal, could conceivably get into one of the final three games if the coaching staff would elevate him to No. 2 on the depth chart over veteran Geno Smith. But according to Spagnuolo "the plan right now" is that a promotion will not happen this week. He also said there isn't likely to be any change in Webb's practice routine, which means no increase in practice reps during the week either.
"No, not right now," Spagnuolo said. "It's been the same. But I'm going to reiterate that Davis is a young man that's preparing like he would start in the game. That's just how he is."
By this time next week there's at least a small chance that he could be preparing to start a game for real.