Tuesday morning we advised you that the discussion involving Dwayne Haskins and Daniel Jones as QB1 in the 2019 NFL Draft wasn’t settled in league circles. Later on in the day, the nicely-related Lance Zierlein proved the issue by mocking Jones to the Giants with Haskins remaining on the board.
Also Tuesday, Dan Pizzuta manufactured the case that the genuine problem with the Giants’ protection in 2018 was the go protection, not the go hurry. It is an intriguing examine.
The previous franchise quarterback the Giants experienced to portion with was Phil Simms, way again in 1993. Tuesday, Simms even now sounded bitter about the way his time with the Giants finished:
“It’s a distinct planet now,” Simms claimed. “If I was in the planet now, they would’ve hardly ever enable me go for the reason that I’d have been a ‘franchise quarterback.’ This new phrase. Franchise. That usually means we bow and kiss, and which is why they preserve people.”
Piggy-backing on our initially link, Simms also claimed Tuesday the Giants ought to convey Manning again to groom a successor and that he would guarantee a “great transition” to a new quarterback.
“I consider it’s obvious they gotta get somebody prepared,” Simms claimed at a CBS Tremendous Bowl press conference. “Let’s say it’s a Philip Rivers problem [behind Drew Brees in San Diego], you have to wait around two yrs or regardless of what. They need to get a quarterback in that they know is gonna be the upcoming male.
“They’re gonna draft a quarterback this calendar year. I consider they ought to. Time to do it. Eli could manage it. We drafted Dave Brown the initially spherical [of the 1992 supplemental draft] when I was with the Giants. It worked out all proper. We have been fantastic good friends. We realized to do the job with each other and hung out with each other and it was great.”
Simms claimed he believes Manning would be amenable for the initially time in his career to a problem where by he would begin the period — but not essentially complete it.
“I do not consider they are gonna go out and indication a free agent and choose Eli’s task. I do not see that,” Simms claimed. “They need a changeover, and that transition’s gonna be a calendar year, it could be two yrs, it could be 6 online games, regardless of what. I consider [Manning will] be their starting up quarterback opening day.”