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Newly-signed New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate speaks on Big Blue’s situation at the quarterback position.

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate appeared on NFL Total Access on Thursday and provided a unique take on the team’s quarterback situation.

“What I can I see, Eli Manning’s got a lot of juice left,” Tate said. “He’s still got some zip on his passes.

“I’ve been impressed. I think we have a really good problem. We’ve got a Hall of Fame-type of quarterback in my mind and we also drafted a guy, a young guy, so we don’t need Daniel to come in and save the day. We just need Daniel to stay on pace, learn as much as he possibly can in a great environment and just take it day by day. We don’t need him to come in tomorrow and win a game. We just need him to stay on pace. I think that’s good news in my mind.”

Things are a little different for quarterback Eli Manning this season. For the first time in his career, his absolute, without-a-doubt successor is on the roster.

Davis Webb was in the making to be the successor, some may argue; but after selecting Daniel Jones No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, it’s safe to say he’ll take over when Eli calls it quits. This is the plan, barring an injury of some sort.

That being said, fans will converse over the quarterback situation all year. If Manning performs well, people will start to wonder when Jones will get some time and if that’ll not be until the 2020 season. If Manning doesn’t perform well, fans will be calling Jones’s name until he steps onto the playing field.

The Giants signed Tate in March to a four-year, $37 million deal. He should be able to complement receiver Sterling Shepard well and become another reliable target post-Odell Beckham Jr.

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