Josh Rosen
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The New York Giants are reportedly interested in trading for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen if he’s available.

The New York Giants may not look towards the draft to find their successor to Eli Manning after all.

According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller on his “Stick to Football” podcast, the Giants would be interested in trading for Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. That’s, of course, if Rosen is available on the trade market.

The Cardinals possess the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and may look to take Oklahoma standout quarterback Kyler Murray.

When looking for their quarterback of the future, it’s been made clear the Giants will take the route so-deemed as the “Kansas City model.” This refers to how the Kansas City Chiefs drafted QB Pat Mahomes and sat him for a year behind Alex Smith. They then traded Smith to the Washington Redskins prior to the 2018 season. It paved the way for Mahomes to be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback and eventual NFL MVP.

Head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned at the NFL Scouting Combine last week how he expects Manning to be back in 2019. Giants co-owner Steve Tisch also noted last week at the combine how he favors the “Kansas City model.”

If the Giants were to acquire Rosen in a trade, they could sit him behind Manning for a year.

Rosen was looked at by the Giants in the 2018 draft, however, they eventually went with RB Saquon Barkley with their No. 2 overall selection. The Cardinals eventually drafted Rosen 10th overall out of UCLA.

Despite not having a memorable rookie year, Rosen still has potential to be a great NFL quarterback. Plus, he would be learning behind a veteran, two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

This past year in Arizona, he sat behind veteran Sam Bradford for a few games, before being penciled-in as the starting quarterback in the team’s fourth game of the season.

Many people may not be a fan of this scenario, including me at this point. However, I believe it could very much be beneficial for the Giants’ organization when Manning eventually calls it quits.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.