Giants poised to draft an Eli Manning successor?

Giants poised to draft an Eli Manning successor?

In the opinion of Newsday’s Bob Glauver and others, all signs seem to point to the New York Giants looking for a future quarterback to eventually replace Eli Manning in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Criticism of the 36-year-old Manning starting becoming more public after a couple of dismal games, especially their 38-13 loss to the Packers in the wild-card round, culminating in some sharp words from head coach Bob McAdoo just this past Wednesday.

Galuber writes: ‘ McAdoo included Manning among several culprits for the Giants’ offensive failings, and the fact that he did so with little regard for any ill feelings on Manning’s part speaks to the urgency the coach feels about turning around the offense. NFL coaches rarely criticize their quarterbacks in such detail.

This year’s quarterback class isn’t regarded as particularly talented or deep, and there is a disparity of opinion on whether there is even a passer worthy of the first overall pick. But this is a passing league, and teams routinely push the envelope with the passers coming into the NFL by choosing them higher than they should be taken. ‘ Read more >