Jordan Raanan of ESPN, citing multiple sources, reports that Giants ownership has directed the team to begin looking closely at the top college quarterbacks prospects, as they prepare for the future of the franchise.
According to Raanan, co-owner John Mara gave the directive around the time WR Odell Beckham Jr. was lost for the season with a broken ankle.
The Giants sent VP of player evaluation Marc Ross to personally to scout UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in recent weeks.
It’s worth mentioning that there has been some recent buzz that Darnold could return to USC next year, despite the fact that some consider him the best quarterback prospect of the group.
As of now, the Giants would hold the No. 3 overall pick in next year’s draft class (NFLTR) and they have a big game coming up against the 49ers, which means the loser will be in good position to secure at least the No. 2 overall pick.
The Giants have been offering hints that they’re willing to see what other quarterbacks can do if they continue to lose games.
Earlier in the week, Giants HC Ben McAdoo left the door open to benching Eli Manning in favor of some of their younger quarterbacks.
“Eli, he’s our quarterback,” McAdoo said. “But that doesn’t mean, at some point in time, we won’t throw another guy in there to get a look at him.”
Manning has two years remaining on his contract, so it makes plenty of sense for them to seriously consider top quarterback prospects, considering that they’re in line to have a high pick next year.
We’ll have more regarding the Giants as the news is available.