The New York Giant's football season is right around the corner as they have been going through OTAs in the month of May. The Giants have a lot of promise and most of the spotlight is on their main stars.
However, our eyes are on the current position battles within the Giant’s roster.
Davis Webb was the third-round selection this year for the Giants and has been labeled as the “successor” to Eli Manning's spot. The starting quarterback job is obviously still Eli’s as this will be his 15th season under center.
It is unsure how the other quarterbacks will line-up behind the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Webb does have competition with Josh Johnson and Geno Smith for the back up role. Johnson has been a primarily back up in his seven season in the NFL and is mostly likely to continue that with the Giants. As for Webb, this means it is just more time to groom him for the future.
There have been positives coming from the former Cal quarterback out of the spring. Webb was said to be the most impressive rookie in the Giants’ rookie camp.
He has been showing off his strong arm with long crisp throws. With a third round selection, the Giants have strong faith in Webb as a future NFL quarterback.
As a rookie, Webb may inactive for this entire season. The signings of Smith & Johnson show that the Giants do not need Webb to be on the roster so fast.
Webb will be taken as a growing project to be the said “successor” to Manning’s throne. This is a positive move. Webb still needs to enhance his craft as he had trouble with play recognition and sideline throws.
There should be no rush for Webb. He was picked for the future. It is pleasant to see how he excels in OTAs throughout the spring. The Giants will continue to mold him into the quarterback they desire and call a starter in the near future.