New York Giants: Draft might not be best option for new QB – Part 2

Eli Manning, New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Alex Smith, Washington Redskins. Curtis Riley, New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

No Way

There are some name quarterbacks out there who may be available that the New York Giants should just say “no” to.

Nick Foles, free agent. – Foles has never impressed me as a consistent NFL starting quarterback. He’s had his opportunities to be a bonafide number one and has never grabbed the reigns. Foles is the ideal backup though. A guy who can come off the bench and run a team for several games.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins – Granted, only a few men on the planet have started 88 NFL games at quarterback. That said Ryan Tannehill may be one of the most unspectacular to hold the position. He’s had more games that he threw under 190 yards than he did 300 or more, 19-16 (minimum of 20 attempts).

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals – Rarely has someone done so little with so much. The Bengals have had offensive weapons during “Big Red’s” tenure and he has failed to deliver repeatedly. Even Bengals fans have had enough of him. The Giants would be wise to stay far away from this 31-year-old from TCU.

Case Keenum, Denver Broncos – What a difference a year makes. Coming on the heels of his improbable run with Minnesota in 2017, Keenum signed a two year, $36M contract with Denver in 2018. While he wasn’t necessarily bad last season, but he wasn’t that good either. A microcosm of his entire NFL career. He’s not worth an $18M cap hit in 2019 for any team, let alone Big Blue.

Alex Smith, Washington Redskins – I’m not sure about Smith’s ability to come back from a gruesome ankle injury suffered on November 18. Why would he want to? Even if it were possible, his age, 34 and underwhelming career to this point disqualifies him.

Now that who not to choose is out of the way, its time to look over some good candidates to take over as the New York Giants next quarterback.