When it comes to the Giants' options to explore adding a new quarterback next season, the NFL Draft or free agency comes to mind right away. But a trade isn't off the table, either.
Some teams possess backup quarterbacks that could very well start for a team next season, and Colts QB Jacoby Brissett fits that bill. The 25-year-old has some intrigue in his 17 career starts with a strong arm and mobility outside the pocket.
He was first put on the map in New England, filling in for Tom Brady back in 2016. And after being traded for Phillip Dorsett to the Colts, Brissett had 15 starts last season in place of an injured Andrew Luck. He went 4-11, but was still learning the ways of the playbook and offense as each week went along.
Brissett could very well be an option for some quarterback-needy teams, and Colts GM Chris Ballard let his backup know that he would be listening. However, he will have Brissett's best interest in mind when doing so.
"It would have to be right [fit] organizationally, and for him," Ballard told The Post's Mark W. Sanchez. "I want to do the right thing for the player, too, now. I want to do the right thing for Jacoby. Jacoby has too much value to us, not only as our backup quarterback, who I think you can absolutely win with and I think he's a starter in the league, but also to the locker room. He is well-respected throughout the locker room by both sides of the ball - offensively and defensively."
So what would it take for Ballard to pull the trigger on a Brissett trade?
"...It would take somebody doing something that would absolutely blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too," Ballard said. "I'm not just sending him anywhere."
Ballard's "blow me away" demand here would likely cross Brissett off the Giants' list. Brissett may be young and has the NFL experience, but there isn't anything eye-popping in his skillset that would force the Giants to put together a generous package for him.
For comparison, Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, one of the top quarterbacks in this year's class, is about the same size as Brissett and owns virtually the same playing style with strong pocket presence as well as the ability to extend the play out of the pocket. He would obviously come much cheaper for the Giants.
As for the other options outside the Draft, the Giants could explore Nick Foles, Teddy Bridgewater, or Tyrod Taylor to name those in the limited group.