The New York Giants will host Canadian Football League MVP quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell this week for a workout with the organization.
Is current New York Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta not the answer for the future?
Right now, that very well could be the case.
According to a report from Dan Benton of Giants Wire, the Giants will host two-time CFL MVP quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell this week. Mitchell will be working out for Big Blue along with two additional NFL organizations as well.
Mitchell is a former player at Eastern Washington University of the FCS. He has since been a standout performer in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. He holds multiple records, some of which include most consecutive wins for a starting quarterback with 14, along with being the fastest quarterback to 60 career wins (72 games). Mitchell also holds the best record for a first-time quarterback (12-1).
Through the air, Mitchell has put up great numbers as well. In 104 career games, he’s completed 64.6 percent of his throws, going 1,851-for-2,865. He’s also racked up 24,473 yards and 150 touchdowns to just 59 interceptions.
He’s also been successful on the ground. In those 104 games he’s gained 723 yards on 156 carries with 14 scores.
The Giants making this move to workout Mitchell is a sign towards having another option at quarterback for the future. Many thought it would be rookie fourth-round draft pick Lauletta. However, in his only regular season appearance, he went 0-5 with one interception in a Week 14 win over Washington. He was demoted back down to the third-string quarterback slot. Lauletta was then inactive for the Giants’ Week 15 loss to the Titans.
Regardless if Mitchell gets a spot on the team next year, it seems the Giants may go with long-time quarterback Eli Manning for 2019. Right now, he’s their best option to win football games. And having played well in the second half of this season, hopefully he’ll be able to carry that over to what would be his 16th year in the league.