Eli Manning ‘figures’ the New York Giants will add a young QB

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Eli Manning, focused on his job of winning football games, told Art Stapleton he ‘figures’ the New York Giants will add a young QB.

Eli Manning is soon to be living proof that even a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback is not exempt from being put on the hot seat.

The New York Giants have been clinging to Eli’s glory years for a while now, and it seems they are ready to add a young quarterback ‘early’ in the 2019 NFL Draft. Manning didn’t reveal any draft plans, but he ‘figures’ the Giants will add someone in this draft.

The Giants own the 6th and 17th overall selections in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Up to this point, there has been speculation they could use the 6th pick on either Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State or Drew Lock of Missouri, and possibly the 17th overall pick to take Daniel Jones of Duke.

They could also use the 17th pick to move up and get a quarterback they want after taking a non-QB at pick no. 6.

If the Giants believe in one of the quarterbacks in this draft, they shouldn’t get cute with it — they need to take the guy at six or they need to move up to ensure no one else gets him.

If they are indifferent about which QB falls to them, you have to question how much they really want the guy. As someone recently pointed out, the worst time to go to the grocery store is when you’re hungry. The Giants are starving for a young QB, at least from an outsider’s perspective, but they seem to be pretty satisfied internally.

Nevertheless, the Giants have been doing a lot of homework on this year’s quarterback crop. Haskins is in New York the week before the Draft for a two-day visit. The team has been working hard to find the right fit to eventually replace Eli Manning. Manning knows it, but is keeping his focus forward despite losing his top target at wide receiver.

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We’ll see how much the Giants truly believe in Manning on day one of the NFL Draft. If they don’t select a quarterback with one of those two first-round picks, we’ll know they truly feel like he’s still capable of leading this team to the promised land.