Davis Webb: I’m here to learn from one of the best ever

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The prospect of Davis Webb seeing time at quarterback for the Giants during his rookie season has been on the table around the team since coach Ben McAdoo broached it after the loss to the Rams last Sunday and then repeated it as a possibility when speaking to reporters on Monday.

Eli Manning isn’t loving the idea and Webb isn’t doing any politicking on his own behalf. The third-round pick said his job is to “be the best teammate that I can be,” which includes helping Manning and hasn’t changed because of anything McAdoo has said this week.

“[I’ll] be a sponge and learn from one of the best players to ever play this game. The best quarterback ever for this franchise,” Webb said, via NJ.com. “There have only been six other guys to throw for 50,000 yards. He’s been a heck of a teammate. He’s been helping me a bunch. I’ve learned so much from him.”

Webb said he feels confident that he can handle playing time if it should come. Webb hasn’t been active for a game yet this year, so, despite the chatter, the Giants have not shared that confidence to this point in the season.

16 responses to “Davis Webb: I’m here to learn from one of the best ever

  1. At this point you have to put hm in to see what you have. Admit it. Eli’s at the end, and if you don’t acknowledge that, then you’re headed for dark days.

    Who would’ve thought, at the beginning of last year that the two teams in the NFC East with the best QB situations (Washington, NY) would now have the worst?!

  2. I am wondering who that would be? Who on the Giants is one of the best ever? Maybe OBJ if he wasn’t injured all the time but that’s about it. Does Webb think he can be a WR?

  3. The Giants probably know that Webb is a bust and Jerry Reese doesn’t want that revealed. He knows he’ll soon be fired and is trying to milk one more year.

    Look at the Giants drafting since 2011. They have had a few hits, but over a 6 year period its well below average. The free agents have by and large not been that good a use of money either.

  4. One of the best ever? I’m not saying he’s wrong, exactly, but I do wonder how far we have to zoom out in order for that to be an accurate assessment of Eli. He’s certainly not in the top ten all time, but is he top 50? Top 100 all time? 50,000 yards is certainly impressive, but volume stats tend to accumulate when you’re good enough to hang around and play long enough. Never having lost a season to injury also helps, as does playing in the modern pass-happy era. So where does he fall in the all time rankings, both across all positions and just among QBs. I would say top 1000 in the former and top 100 in the latter, the exact position is, of course, subject to debate.

  5. qdog112 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:07 am
    Davis Webb? Quick, name the successful QB’s with two last names. The list can’t be too long.
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    Two last name, that’s your criteria for judgement? Depending on how you define successful that list might be fairly long or very short but off the top of my head and in no particular order here are some that are currently in the league: Carson Wentz, Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson, Thomas Brady, Jacoby Brissett, Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky and Cameron Newton.

  6. ” good enough to hang around and play long enough. Never having lost a season to injury also helps, as does playing in the modern pass-happy era. So where does he fall in the all time rankings, both across all positions and just among QBs. I would say top 1000 in the former and top 100 in the latter, the exact position is, of course, subject to debate.”
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    This dude sure spilled out a lot of words to make his weak point. “good enough to hang around” should have disqualified his opinion on the face of it. The old “former / latter” approach should have solidified his nonsense…..and top 100 QB certainly clinches it.

  7. redlikethepig says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:07 am
    What else could he possibly say?

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    “I am here to work hard with my teammates, learn and try to improve.”

    Is it that hard?

  8. 3beeps says:
    November 8, 2017 at 9:08 am

    This dude sure spilled out a lot of words to make his weak point. “good enough to hang around” should have disqualified his opinion on the face of it. The old “former / latter” approach should have solidified his nonsense…..and top 100 QB certainly clinches it.
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    And what, pray tell, is your point? I’ve read your comment twice and have yet to find one.

  9. You find no point when your logic is exposed ??

    You dismiss 200 consecutive starts like any QB can do it…..the list is short and the names are quite distinguished. And 50,000 yards is easy too, in your world. You’d be hard pressed to name any three of the receivers Manning has had over the past 14 years.

    Top 100 ?? That’s quite a League you’ve dreamed up.

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