Former Giants coach and Hall of Famer, Bill Parcells, insinuated that New York should draft a quarterback with Eli Manning's age dwindling.
Parcells spoke on The Michael Kay Show, and noted that a "contigency" plan needs to be put in place for Manning. With the No. 2 overall selection in this year's NFL Draft, the Giants have a good chance to fill that plan with a top quarterback.
"You know, I don't know all the ramifications of the salary cap that exists," Parcells said on if he would stick with Eli. "Time's coming. I know that. Time is coming. So, contingencies have to be put in place and when you have the opportunity to put a contigency in place I think you need to do it. I think that goes for any team."
Parcells admitted parting ways with your franchise quarterback isn't always the easiest thing to do, but he will always be a Manning fan.
"Sometimes the parting of ways are unpleasant and guys that were legends of one team go and play for another team the last year or two," he said. "It's happened in New York, it happened in San Francisco. I don't know what's going to happen. I think Eli has been terrific for the Giants."
But the Giants must be wary of drafting the player who could be their next franchise quarterback. Parcells admits drafting a quarterback is the hardest position to get right, and previous drafts show that fact.
"That's the position of the great number of errors...If you just look at history, just go back, every quarterback draft in the first round from 1980, you could do that, have a statistician do that and in 20 minutes just look at who they were and how many of them failed," Parcells said. "It's a difficult thing because some of them have attributes that you can't see that allow them to succeed...and others have attributes that you can't see that act as a deterrent to their success. Now when someone can figure those out in advance they're pretty well down the road to finding the right player."
Parcells doesn't think someone will be able to figure out those attributes because it's simply impossible.
"You can't look inside a person's heart," he said. "You can't look in there and know full well how that person is going to respond to pressure situations in a new circumstance."
Some notable quarterbacks who were drafted high and didn't pan out in the NFL were JaMarcus Russell (No. 1, 2007), Ryan Leaf (No. 1, 1998), and Vince Young (No. 3, 2006). Even a former Giant, David Carr, was the No. 1 draft choice by the Texans in 2002, but things didn't work out in Houston.
Many experts have the Giants selecting either USC's Sam Darnold or UCLA's Josh Rosen -- the two best college quarterbacks entering the draft according to experts.