Giants coach Ben McAdoo makes rare trip to see Patrick Mahomes

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A lot of coaches and personnel men go to a lot of pro day workouts.

But Giants coach Ben McAdoo doesn’t, so when he does it stands out.

According to Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record, McAdoo’s appearance at the Texas Tech workout of quarterback Patrick Mahomes was worth noting, considering where they are in the process of finding an heir to Eli Manning.

They’ve signed Geno Smith and Josh Johnson to sit behind the 36-year-old Manning, but no one’s confusing that with a plan for Life After Eli.

But if McAdoo is going against his long-held aversion to hitting the road for these events in the spring, it ought to serve as some indication they’re more interested in the quarterback market than in the past. Other Giants scouts have made the rounds at the other top quarterback workouts, but this was the first one with McAdoo in attendance.

They met with six quarterbacks at the Scouting Combine, sitting for 15 minutes with Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer and Mahomes, along with Miami’s Brad Kaaya and Virginia Tech’s Jerod Evans.

7 responses to “Giants coach Ben McAdoo makes rare trip to see Patrick Mahomes

  1. .
    Very few QBs are coming out of college game ready. It’s a smart move to expend an early pick on a raw QB you could get into your system, and mold into an NFL starter at a later date.

    As everyone has witnessed with the Cleveland Browns over the last 20+ years: If you have no QB your season is over on Labor Day. With a drought of QBs coming out of college, teams will have to gamble early picks so that they are not caught short at the most important position on the field.

  2. Don’t see the Giants taking a QB with the 23rd pick no matter how badly Art Stapleton wants it to happen. It would be a complete waste of a pick. McAdoo does things differently than Coughlin though, and showing an interest in one of these QBs as a smokescreen would be wise. Especially after the way teams have swooped in, in the past, to take players the Giants coveted.

    However, if a QB falls to the 3rd or 4th rounds, sure. Giants are known to take a QB in the later rounds so it’s no big deal.

    Would anyone be surprise if the Giants went defense or running back? Probably not.

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