The Giants have not needed to think about their backup quarterback much for almost 13 seasons. Eli Manning will make his 212th consecutive start, including playoffs, in Week 1 of the 2017 season. But he’s also 36 and coming off one of his shakiest passing seasons.
As many expected, Manning’s recent play pushed New York into taking a QB relatively high in the draft. Third-rounder Davis Webb was the first QB the team drafted since fourth-rounder Ryan Nassib in 2013. Before Nassib, there were only late-round flyers Rhett Bomar and Andre Woodson since the Manning era began in 2004.
Webb will be the No. 3 QB in Week 1 no matter what. That doesn’t mean he won’t emerge as the best guy behind Manning.
Gruden, who reportedly rejected coaching opportunities with the Colts, Rams and 49ers this past offseason, says he’s not only leaving the door open to a return to coaching football but is preparing himself to come back when the perfect opportunity arises.
I’ve met with several people I won’t deny that, Gruden told PewterReport.com. People just about every year I talk about coming back to coach. I’m not in here every day at 4:30 or 4 in Cheap MLB Jerseys the morning watching pinball. You know? I’m preparing myself to come back. I am. Every day. I’m preparing to come back.
It helps me in my broadcasting and I think if you lose that edge…you can’t Cheap NCAA Jerseys come back unless you are totally wired with college football, personnel, schemes, the CBA, how people are practicing, trends, you know. You’ve got stay on top of this stuff.