Oregon quarterback and No. 1 overall pick candidate, Justin Herbert, will likely stay in college next year which isn’t great news for the New York Giants.
This one’s bad news for the New York Giants … if they were to eventually finish this low in the standings.
Herbert is a candidate to be the number one overall selection in the NFL Draft next year. And with the way things are going, it seems the Giants have a big chance to get that first pick.
La Canfora reports that numerous NFL scouts have heard from those involved around Oregon football that Herbert is likely to remain in college next year.
Apparently, this move comes for multiple reasons. Herbert is a native of Eugene, Oregon and loves the school he studies at and plays football for.
Herbert’s younger brother, Patrick, will also be playing football for the Ducks next year. Patrick is a 4-star tight end who has already committed to playing for Oregon. Because of all this, Herbert’s NFL debut looks more towards the 2020 season.
This is definitely a loss for the Giants. A team that didn’t select a quarterback in the draft this past year, the expectation was to definitely draft one for 2019. They need to eventually start the process to find the next guy for when Eli Manning retires.
Although they have other options if they were to go that route, Herbert was arguably the best option they had if they were to receive the No. 1 pick.
Herbert has had a strong junior season thus far. He’s completed 61.8 percent of his throws, as he’s achieved 1883 yards through the air along with 18 touchdowns. This comes in comparison to only five picks as well. Oregon however already has two losses, as they are in fourth place in the Pac-12 North Division.