Here’s a newsflash. Teammates want the guy currently on the team over someone they have not played with. The New York Post has some quotes from Landon Collins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on what the Giants should do at quarterback.
When asked what he would advise about the Giants taking a quarterback like Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold with the 2nd overall pick, Landon Collins said, “[d]on’t draft him. Don’t do it. Davis [Webb] is gonna be really good in the league when it’s his time, I promise you.”
Rodgers-Cromartie added about taking a quarterback: “Nah, nah. I think he [Webb]’s the guy that has the arm, and he’s studied under Eli, so I think he still has an opportunity to be that guy.”
Davis Webb was drafted in the 3rd round out of California this last year and has yet to throw a pass in a regular season game.
I’m sure Webb has shown some flashes, but NFL players aren’t actually always the best judge of who should be playing quarterback. Remember back in August when DeAndre Hopkins said that Tom Savage should be the quarterback instead of Deshaun Watson?
“If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I’ve played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years,” Hopkins said after Friday’s practice, “So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that’s all that needs to be said about that.”
And yet he endorsed Tom Savage. So the new GM should do what he thinks is best for the organization, and not really care what players say about someone they don’t know.