State of the Giants: Quarterback

The Giants Beat takes a look at the State of the Giants, with a position by position breakdown leading up to training camp.

Eli Manning has led the New York Giants for 12 years. Big Blue’s longtime QB has a pretty impressive resume which includes two Lombardi Trophies, 4 Pro Bowls, and a two Super Bowl MVP trophies.

The team has struggled in the past two seasons, walking away with just 6 wins as the 32nd ranked defense in the league. However, as an individual player, Manning’s stats have never looked better. 

Manning had the most passing TDs of his career last year with a 93.6 passer rating. He was ranked 12th in ESPN’s 2015 quarterback rankings after one of his best seasons yet.

He is still the face of the organization, but at the age of 35, people are starting to wonder about the future of the Giants offense.

 The Giants backup QB, Ryan Nassib, has only played in 5 games since he was drafted. He played in just one game last season, where the Giants lost to the Minnesota Vikings.

 Manning probably has another 4 years left in the NFL and his performance last year indicates that he is still in his prime. There is no doubt that he will be able to lead the Giants to a successful season, but what does the future hold for the team?

 Giants QB Coach Frank Signetti thinks that Nassib is prepared to handle Manning’s role if the situation calls for it.

 “The backup quarterback has to prepare like the starter. He's always one play away," noted Signetti. "Knowing Ryan a little bit from [working with] him in the draft process and introducing ourselves here, one, he's a pro," Cignetti said. "He knows how to prepare. And then you take advantage of every rep you get, in practice and preseason games.”

 Nassib’s contract is over after this season and seeing as the Giants do not look at him as a viable starting QB for the future, he will probably leave the organization. 


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