There reportedly won’t be an open competition at the quarterback position for the New York Giants ahead of the regular season.
This offseason, New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur made a comment about how each quarterback would be ready to play. This referred to both Eli Manning and rookie first-round pick Daniel Jones. To some people, this opened up the idea of a quarterback competition between the two.
However, most didn’t think a competition would occur. They believe Shurmur was just explaining how each player would be ready to play come Week 1, as they should.
Those fans were right, as the Giants reportedly won’t hold a competition at the quarterback position. Manning will start, barring injury, with Jones sitting on the bench and learning behind him. Call it the newest edition of the “Patrick Mahomes model” if you will.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, there’s “not really an open quarterback competition.”
From @nflnetwork: It’s not really an open QB competition between Daniel Jones and Eli Manning, so why did #Giants HC Pat Shurmur make it seem that way late in the spring? I discussed… pic.twitter.com/qnPaXsxwDv
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 22, 2019
After Big Blue drafted Jones with the No. 6 overall pick out of Duke, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman mentioned the “Green Bay model.” This refers to Aaron Rodgers sitting behind Brett Favre for three years after he was drafted before getting the nod to start.
The Green Bay Packers eventually traded Favre to the New York Jets, clearing the way for Rodgers to become the legendary quarterback he’s turned into.
Either way, Jones shouldn’t get the nod this year unless Eli gets hurt or the Giants start out as bad as they’ve had the past two years.
The Giants begin camp this week, with rookies reporting on Monday and veterans reporting Wednesday. As of Monday, Jones is still the only rookie in the organization who has yet to sign his rookie deal.