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The New York Giants met with Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham earlier this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL.

With the sixth overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants may look to find the successor to quarterback Eli Manning.

Many people, including those within the Giants organization, have their eyes on three main guys. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, and Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. However, there’s now a fourth that has emerged as a Big Blue prospect.

Earlier this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, the Giants met with Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Stidham had a “really good meeting” with Giants GM Dave Gettleman and HC Pat Shurmur. “They’re getting to know me a little bit, I’m getting to know them,” Stidham said.

The future NFL quarterback played 27 games for Auburn from ’17-’18. In that span, he threw for 5952 yards, 36 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions. He previously played at Baylor in 2015 before transferring.

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When asked about the opportunity to play for the Giants, Stidham made sure everyone knew that he was motivated by the idea. “That would be great,” Stidham said, per Schwartz. “I wouldn’t mind that at all.”


Stidham at the earliest could be a second or third round pick in this upcoming draft in April. With that high of a selection, the Giants should have their eyes more on Haskins or Murray. Stidham was a solid quarterback at Auburn, but those two quarterbacks have talent that can’t be overlooked or passed on. The Giants are in great position to draft them too, as they’re the first team in the draft order without a long-term plan at quarterback.

If Big Blue does decide to select one of those quarterbacks in the first round, their best bet may be to sit them for their first year. They could, learn behind Manning and get things rolling right around their second season.

If anything, this upcoming season could be Eli’s last.

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