Former New York Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb didn’t agree with Big Blue’s decision to waive him on Sunday.
Davis Webb’s response to the New York Giants cutting him was expected. On Sunday, the second-year quarterback from Cal was shockingly cut by the Giants. This move came as a surprise, due to many believing Webb would be Eli Manning’s eventual replacement.
Webb was then signed to the practice squad of the New York Jets on Tuesday, the same day he was able to speak to the media about the entire situation. Webb gave Andy Vasquez of northjersey.com his thoughts:
“They made a decision. I didn’t agree with it, I don’t think many of the people did — especially my teammates. But at the same time, I’ve moved on and I wish them nothing but the best.”
In addition to disagreeing with the decision from head coach Pat Shurmur and the front office, Webb was surprised as well. “You never see it coming,” Webb said. “I think everybody was kind of shocked.”
The Giants made more announcements early Wednesday involving quarterbacks. Shurmur announced in a press conference that veteran quarterback Alex Tanney would get the second-string slot behind Manning. Shurmur mentioned he prefers a veteran at the backup position. This would make rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta the emergency quarterback and third on the depth chart.
Webb doesn’t need to agree. What matters is that he gave a class-act response to the entire situation. He’s mature enough to know its a business move, not personal. Webb will look to find success in the NFL in the future, however just not with Big Blue right now. But then again, you never know if the Giants will become a good match for Davis Webb again sometime in the future.