Rookie quarterback Davis Webb can be found most days at practice standing off to the side taking mental reps while the New York Giants other three quarterbacks are participating in live drills. Occasionally, Janoris Jenkins Jerseyshe’ll sneak in for a few plays with the third-team offense. Jason Pierre-Paul JerseysThat's a busy day for the former California signal-caller.
It’s the non-glamorous life of a young quarterback who seems to be far behind in the competition for the backup job behind unequivocal starter Eli Manning. But it doesn’t mean that Webb has been completely ruled out to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback ahead of veterans Josh Johnson and Geno Smith.
“I think we all have to be careful making assumptions,” Landon Collins Jerseyscoach Ben McAdoo said. “Josh and Geno are competing right now for the No. 2 spot and if it doesn’t look the way we want it to look, Davis will get a crack.”
In other words: Consider Webb a longshot, at best, but don't completely close the door. Johnson and Smith have been alternating days with the second- and third-team offense. While neither has done much to separate from the competition, Olivier Vernon Jerseysat least they're getting ample opportunities. The same can't be said for Webb.
Webb spends entire practices watching from the side on certain days. Odell Beckham Jr JerseysMuch of his reps come in a special 7-on-7 “Opportunity Period” that McAdoo added this summer in large part so his rookie quarterback could get some snaps in live drills. The period puts Webb on the field alongside other young players who need the extra work.