New York Giants: Ereck Flowers has become a household name for all the wrong reasons
Sep 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) blocks Dallas Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa (93) in the game at AT&T Stadium. New York won 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are going to have to make a decision about Ereck Flowers’ future with the team.

It’s been a tumultuous start to the career of Ereck Flowers.

The second-year tackle has been one of the league’s worst offensive linemen, and things don’t seem to be trending in the right direction for him.

The negative aspects of his pre-draft scouting report — footwork gets sloppy and undisciplined, hands ride too high and too wide, flagged for six holding penalties over last two seasons — seem to have carried over as he’s taken the next step in his career.

The numbers paint a better picture: Flowers is Pro Football Focus’ 55th rated tackle this season. He’s surrendered the second-most quarterback disruptions in the league, and has gotten progressively worse in regards to holding penalties.

Of course, this isn’t all his fault. Flowers’ natural position isn’t left tackle, so plugging him in at Eli Manning’s blindside isn’t the wisest move. That being said, the former ninth overall pick really shouldn’t be the league’s worst offensive lineman.

So here’s the million-dollar question: what do the Giants do with Flowers? CBS Sports’ Dan Schneier suggests that it should be the bench. Many fans believe that it should be the waiver-wire.

The problem right now is that Big Blue doesn’t have a viable replacement at left tackle. It’s indicative of Jerry Reese’s strange drafting habits that there’s no depth at the line’s most crucial position.

The G-Men will most likely stick with Flowers the rest of the way. He’s going to need to improve, or Manning’s future will be in jeopardy.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.