Nassib relegated to third-team reps


An intriguing prospect in 2013 who generated first-round buzz but ultimately fell to round four, Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib has had a chance the last two seasons to prove that he should have gone higher.

This week, Nassib has commenced the process of going lower.

For the first time in camp this year, Nassib took third-team reps at practice, with Curtis Painter elevated to the second string.

Via Connor Orr of, coach Tom Coughlin downplayed the moved.  “They’ll work back and forth like that,” Coughlin said.

Merit may have been an issue.  Which is good news for Painter and possibly bad news for Nassib.

“Well, he certainly did earn [it],” Coughlin said of Painter’s elevation.  “But I’m not going to put them in any order for you and I’m not going to do it now, either. They’ll both have work with the seconds and they’ll both have work with the threes.  We’ll decide later in the week how we’re going to play them.”

In the most recent preseason game against Pittsburgh, Nassib completed 12 of 21 passes for 81 yards.  Painter was perfect, going seven for seven with 68 yards and a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that delivered the win.

Nassib continues to appear as the primary backup to Eli Manning on the team’s officially unofficial depth chart.  The bigger question is whether the Giants will keep two quarterbacks or three — and if they keep three whether it’ll be the three currently on the roster.

13 responses to “Nassib relegated to third-team reps

  1. I didn’t think It was possible for Curtis Painter to be above anybody on the depth chart…

  2. Curtis Painter has quietly been in this league a long time. Made a nice little career for himself behind the scenes. Good for him.

  3. Wasted draft pick…

    Indy fans know Curtis Painter is not an NFL QB…

    Painter’s QB rating is almost as low as his completion percentage.

    Career QB rating of a lowly 57.6%

    Career completion % of 51.6%

    Heck, most QB’s have a higher completion percentage than Painter’s QB rating…

    Dude throws INT’s more than twice as much as he tosses a TD pass.

    His career average yards per attempt is a robust 4.2 yards…

    And this Nassib kid can’t beat him out for 2nd string?

  4. I don’t understand this at all. He was clearly the best thrower on the field in the HOF Game.

  5. the headline tomorrow will read painter put on IR due shoulder injury from carrying a heavy clipboard.

  6. I guess none if the ither commenters read the part where “thetll work back and forth.” As in its still a competition for the spot and this only means its Painters turn at bat.

  7. Don’t really care about Painter’s work against guys who won’t even be in the NFL in a month. I need to see growth from Nassib, who I will continue to maintain was a drastic reach by the Giants, or else he would have been a waste of a pick.

    That fumble he had was ridiculous, both from the read, to the hitch and hesitation, to the panicky throw, and then to not even try to chase down the LB.

    It may not be a demotion in Coughlin’s book, but don’t think he overlooked that play, either.

  8. Holy crap just cut Painter now and be done with it. He’ll be sitting on his couch at home if they really need to get him back. A good showing against guys, some of whom are playing the next to last game of organized football of their lives, shouldn’t mean squat.

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