Kurt Warner was in attendance at New York Giants training camp on Thursday, giving insight on the quarterback situation.
The New York Giants definitely have a quarterback situation heading into training camp, there’s no doubt about it. When will they finally part ways with Eli Manning? Will Daniel Jones take over as the starter at some point this season? Who really knows at this point.
But one guy that does have some insight on the situation is the former quarterback who Manning initially sat behind during the first half of his rookie year. Former Giant Kurt Warner was in attendance at Giants training camp on Thursday and spoke to the media about the situation the Giants have at the quarterback position.
Warner stated that “there’s more flexibility with Eli this year, it’s not a case of ‘oh let’s wait for the first chance to get Jones in there.'”
He also believes that Jones would benefit more from playing than sitting, going against the “Kansas City model” the Giants may follow this season.
Kurt Warner is at Giants camp today for the NFL Network. He held court for a while on the QB situation and had some interesting insights. My main takeaway is he's firmly in the camp of young QBs benefit more from playing than sitting.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) July 25, 2019
Warner also reflected on the 2004 season in which Eli came in as the most-recent No. 1 overall selection. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback mentioned that during that 2004 camp, Eli was “reserved” and “really quiet.” I don’t think much has changed since then with Eli.
Kurt Warner on Eli Manning as a rookie. pic.twitter.com/aCMnp8wfWK
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) July 25, 2019
Warner also spoke on how if you let Manning play the game a certain way, one that pertains to his strengths, he can still succeed at his age, per ESNY’s Jason Leach.
— Jason Leach (@JasonKLeach) July 25, 2019
The Giants seem to want Manning to go into Week 1 as their starting quarterback. Jones will sit and learn behind him in order to be as prepared as possible for when he finally gets the nod to start. Quarterback Alex Tanney, if he makes the final 53-man roster, should reprise his role as the emergency backup to Eli, at least at the beginning of the year.