Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Who will be Eli's backup?
By Tim Kavanagh
Due to the fact that the New York Giants have Super Bowl champ Eli Manning starting at QB, their QB issues are not debated with as much vigor as their MetLife Stadium co-tenants, the New York Jets. The Jets are in a tough spot, with starter Mark Sanchez underwhelming in 2012, the world's most famous backup Tim Tebow potentially on the way out, and third-stringer Greg McElroy not projected to be an impactful starter at the NFL level. But the Giants do have one QB issue this offseason: their own backup -- the much less heralded David Carr -- is an impending free agent. So to whom will they turn as Eli's understudy?
Given what Carr brings to the table -- experience being a backup for the Giants, and a low price tag -- it makes sense for the Giants to try and bring him back, in the eyes of Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com. However, Youngmisuk also mentions the need to bring in a developmental prospect at the position at some point, as Manning did just turn 32 on Jan. 3. [Editor's note: And we now feel really old]. It's possible they take a QB in the middle to late rounds of the draft this April.