Kyle Lauletta: I know the player I can be

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As the Giants’ 2018 season slid down the drain, there were a lot of people clamoring to see if quarterback Kyle Lauletta could offer the organization some hope for the future.

Lauletta was the No. 3 quarterback behind Eli Manning and Alex Tanney for most of the season, but got into one game and went 0-for-5 to throw some cold water on the notion that he was the team’s starter in waiting. The Giants made it fairly clear that they believe someone else is the heir to Manning when they drafted Daniel Jones sixth overall this offseason and Tanney’s continued presence on the roster means the chances are good that Lauletta will be left off the 53-man roster.

Lauletta had knee surgery in the offseason and that’s not helping a bid to change that outlook, although the 2018 fourth-round pick said on Tuesday that he remains confident in what he can do on the field.

“All I can do right now is control me and get my knee back and work hard,” Lauletta said, via NJ.com. “I know the player I can be. I’ve just got to get to work and reach my full potential, and when I get an opportunity on the field, show them what I can do.”

Developing Jones figures to be a focal point for the Giants this summer, but Lauletta should get playing time in the preseason if he’s healthy and a good showing there should help his chances of landing a roster spot even if it isn’t with the Giants.

13 responses to “Kyle Lauletta: I know the player I can be

  1. The Giants used a 3rd and 4th round pick to draft QBs in consecutive years.
    If those QBs are SO BAD that they are cut after 1 season then the Giants scouts/talent evaluators are putrid.

    You draft developm4ental QBs in round 6 or later (unless you are the Jets and blow a 2nd round pick on Christian Hackenberg).

    A 3rd round and 4th round pick combined not infrequently yield a starting player.

    On top of taking Daniel Jones as high as they did, the team won’t improve much under Gettleman. Maybe he can get them to 7-9 in a few years.

  2. Giants have proven themselves almost entirely useless at developing QBs. Name a QB not already a certain starter when drafted (i.e. at least outside the 1st round) who then matured under Giants tutelage for 2 or 3yrs and developed by them into being a starter – either in NY or elsewhere? You have to go back to Jeff Hostetler in 1984. And I can’t think of any other – there certainly haven’t been many.

    Compare that to Patriots in just the Belichick era: Brady, Cassel, Hoyer, Garropolo & Brisset.

  3. “The Giants used a 3rd and 4th round pick to draft QBs in consecutive years.
    If those QBs are SO BAD that they are cut after 1 season then the Giants scouts/talent evaluators are putrid.” –

    Hard to argue, they could have drafted some needed offensive and/or defensive line talent with those two wasted draft picks (under two separate regimes Reese and Getty respectively).

  4. Lauletta…….got into one game and went 0-for-5 to throw some cold water on the notion that he was the team’s starter in waiting.
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    Today’s NFL in one quote. Five passes. Five. Not a start. Not a full game. Five passes in mop up duty in December and the kid is done. Honestly, if this is the shot you were going to give him, why on earth did you draft him?

  5. I remember in draft day coverage how much the analysts were saying this guy would be a perfect fit for the patriots. I wonder if he is talented or if the giants are so bad that an 0-5 start to his career really means he can’t play. I’m more inclined to think the giants scouts and coaches are inept at their jobs.

  6. realitypolice says:
    May 8, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Today’s NFL in one quote. Five passes. Five. Not a start. Not a full game. Five passes in mop up duty in December and the kid is done. Honestly, if this is the shot you were going to give him, why on earth did you draft him?
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    Pretty sure they watched him in practice every day for a year.

  7. The truth is no one knows what the plan is for Lauletta, but it sure has become fashionable to take shots at Getty, hasn’t it. The cards were an absolute disaster last year, so much so that they felt the need to fire their coach after one year and trade away their 1st round pick from last year. Yet, it’s all sunshine and rainbows because they drafted Murray. The Giants draft a qb in the 4th round last year and everybody knows he’s a developmental project who wasn’t going to see the field last year. Shurmur basically is telling everybody who would really listen that he wasn’t ready, but to shut everybody up they put him in anyway in garbage time. He performed a like a developmental qb in his first year. Now he’s a bust and Getty is an idiot for drafting him. Can we at least see what can do in camp before we decide he’s a bust. Perhaps he turns out to be the backup of the future or trade bait for another team looking for a qb a la Jimmy G.

  8. “A 3rd round and 4th round pick combined not infrequently yield a starting player.”

    Because the NFL is full of starting QBs from the 3rd and 4th round.

  9. How the hell did he get injured to the point that he needed knee surgery??!! He threw 5 passes!

  10. Readlikethepig@ Prescott, Wilson, Cousins, Foles, were all 3/4 rounders then you have Brady 6, Fitzpatrick 7 , and If keenum starts over Haskins he went undrafted. So yeah the league doesn’t have many and of those I wouldn’t consider any of them elite/upper echelon quarterbacks. There might be a few more but those I can recall off the top of my head.

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