Davis Webb Released, Did the New York Giants Make the Right Move?

Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) warms up before a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With the New York Giants keeping four quarterbacks on the roster, something was brewing with them. The Giants decided to cut quarterback Davis Webb on Sunday afternoon. This come as a surprise because he was a third-round pick last season.

Webb is just 23 years old and it seemed as if he was going to be Eli Manning’s successor. It is unknown at the moment whether fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta or 30-year-old Alex Tanney will be the backup this season.

Tanney will not be Manning’s successor and the Giants better hope it is Lauletta. He is 22 years old and he played his college ball at the University of Richmond last season.

Davis Webb was drafted in 2017 NFL Draft in the third-round by general Jerry Reese and I wonder if that is one of the reasons why he was released.

General manager David Gettleman drafted Lauletta. Head coach Pat Shurmur liked the way Webb performed during the offseason and during training camp, but Gettleman had other ideas.

This is a questionable move at the moment not because Eli Manning will be the starter for Week 1 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s questionable because the Giants decide to keep 30-year-old Alex Taney on the roster instead of him. If Manning gets hurt and Lauletta and/or Taney can’t perform, New York made a mistake by getting rid of him.

The New York Giants did not give Davis Webb a fair chance. I get it’s a business and all, but he should have started games at the end of last season. Webb is not a scrub, but the Giants must not think of much of him going forward. If he is not signed anywhere as a second or third quarterback before the season begins, then that’s all you need to know about him.


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