New York Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb is upbeat and motivated to impress coaches this upcoming preseason.
Drafted in the third round in 2017 out of California, Davis Webb has seen little to no action on the field in the NFL. Although having a decent preseason 2017 for the amount he played, Webb took zero regular season snaps as a rookie. Now entering his second year, he’s ready to step up to be the No. 2 guy behind Eli Manning for the New York Giants.
Speaking to Michael Elsen of Giants.com on Tuesday, Webb explained to listeners how he approaches Giants workouts:
“Every single day at practice I treat it like, ‘Hey, this is fourth down and goal to win the game, this is a two-minute drive to kick a field goal, this is first-and-10 first play of the game, you want to get a completion.'”
Webb has mentioned before just how much he learns from Manning. They’ve developed a great relationship from day one. Now he uses what he’s absorbed from watching the Giants starting quarterback and applies it towards his own improvement on the practice field. And soon enough, he hopes to apply it to the game field.
“I think all the quarterbacks are going to get playing time, I’m just excited to be one of them,” Webb mentioned. “I’m going to go out there and play as hard as I can and translate what I’ve been doing on the practice field to the game.”
As for the pressure on him to possibly take over as the Giants starting quarterback eventually, Webb brushes it off. “I don’t believe in pressure,” Webb said. “I’m one of the quarterbacks of the New York Giants, ain’t nothing wrong with that. I just kind of go out there and play hard and see what happens.”
The Giants first preseason game will be Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns. Coaches, players and fans will then be able to see if Webb’s improvement as an NFL quarterback is legitimate.