Hoping the rookie “never plays” in East Rutherford, the New York Giants and general manager Jerry Reese bizarrely picked Syracuse University quarterback Ryan Nassib with the 110th choice in the draft on Saturday.
As a 32-year-old owning the current record for consecutive starts by a passer, Eli Manning will likely be under center for every meaningful snap as a Giant until roughly 2020.
“We’ve been thinking about developing a quarterback behind Eli for a while now,” said Reese, 49, who has proven to be a standout executive with New York since succeeding Ernie Accorsi in January 2007. “We think this is a perfect opportunity for us to get a young quarterback with a lot of talent. The value was too high for us.”
In other words, the Giants will look to trade the 23-year-old Nassib within the next few seasons.
The 6-foot-2, 227 pound Nassib has displayed tremendous footwork in the pocket and is strong, tough, accurate and able to release the pigskin quickly and with velocity.
Despite being prone to turnovers and relatively immobile, fans can expect the youngster to supplant David Carr as Manning’s backup in 2013.
Nevertheless, with new rules in place for safety, the 6-foot-4, 218 pound Manning will never vacate the gridiron in the swamps of Jersey.
As an organization constantly in the hunt for a championship, the Giants would have been wiser to nab an athlete capable of helping the team this autumn.
Rather than bettering their roster, the New York Giants will pay Ryan Nassib boatloads of loot to “never play” off Exit 16W.by