Davis Webb joins Jets’ active roster

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Well, maybe we’ll find out whether Jamal Adams is right about Davis Webb.

With starting quarterback Sam Darnold injured and only one other quarterback on the active roster, the Jets promoted Webb from the practice squad on Saturday.

A third-round pick of the Giants in 2017, Webb will serve as the backup to Josh McCown on Sunday against the Bills.

To create a roster spot for Webb, the Jets placed tight end Neal Sterling on injured reserve.

Davis Webb is a starter in this league, no doubt,” Adams said last month. “He has the intangibles. He has the work ethic to be a starter one day.”

That day could come soon, if Darnold’s injury (a foot sprain) lingers and if McCown gets injured, too.

6 responses to “Davis Webb joins Jets’ active roster

  1. source7769 says:
    November 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    He should be playing now they already know what a 39 yr old
    McCown is

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    Sounds similar to the situation he was in last year.

  2. Yes but the jets drafted their qb the giants drafted Barkley buying that regime a free year before taking their qb which they will this year , if Webb is a player they could flip him at the end of the year unlike they didn’t do when they undersold early on bridgewater

  3. No way he plays unless, god forbid, Josh McCown is injured. No way Maccagnan wants Webb to come in and play well and deal with questions. McCown is “safe” for Maccagnan; no reality that he would be a long term solution. Moving Bridgewater was as much about getting a young QB off the team with credibility and legitimate ability that the fans would yell for if/when Darnold had bad outings. Nobody outside was going to yell for McCown to play. Bridgewater totally different deal.McCown gives them the best chance to win and that’s why he is playing now over Webb (and Darnold). If/when Bowles and Maccagnan get the heads up that they will be back again for 2019, people will see Darnold again and maybe Webb for some sort of duty. It would be an odd turn of events if Webb plays considering Maccagnan’s prized 2nd round choice of 2016, Christian Hackenberg, never took a regular season snap at the Jets or anywhere else in a league relatively starved of QB talent.It would be criminal if Maccagnan gets another year. Perfect time to reset with new regime and easy to recruit top GM and coach. No cap mess and a young QB and “some” other pieces. The job won’t be as attractive 2 years from now after he wastes the cap spaces and screws up another draft.

  4. >>“Davis Webb is a starter in this league, no doubt,” Adams said last month. “He has the intangibles. He has the work ethic to be a starter one day.”

    Adams is being a good team mate. He knows Webb is as good as Peterman of the Bills. Thats why no team signed him in the off season and he was on the coach until the Jets picked him up.

  5. indiapalealeblog says:
    November 10, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Adams is being a good team mate. He knows Webb is as good as Peterman of the Bills. Thats why no team signed him in the off season and he was on the coach until the Jets picked him up.

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    Webb was a surprise cut of the giants AFTER training camp. He was not “sitting on the couch”. All beat writers had him making the roster over a 31 year old journeyman, on his 8th team, who has started all of one game.

    It smacked of the Giants trying to make sure he had as little opportunity as possible this year while making sure that the Giants had noone else on the roster who could play. Who is the crowd going to chant for when the next man up is a 31 year old on his 8th team with zero experience?

    The Giants went all in on Manning and making his family happy rather than fielding the best team.

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