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— MCasey (@mcasey2323) February 11, 2016
There was a time last year when I thought that might be the case. I no longer think that the Giants will move Ryan Nassib this year.
Why? Look at what happened in Houston and in Dallas. Both those teams really didn’t have much in the way of a backup quarterback. In the Cowboys’ case, losing Tony room and not having someone to step in hurt them big time.
Now I know what you’re probably thinking: why keep Nassib, who’s entering the final year of his contract, if you’re not going to play him.
That’s like asking why have insurance if you never plan to use it. You have it in case of an emergency. Eli Manning, remember, is 35 years old. He’s not getting younger. And while he’s been very fortunate enough to avoid serious injury, every time he steps out on that field, he’s tempting fate.
If Manning goes down, wouldn’t you feel better knowing that the next man up is a guy who is homegrown, who knows the system as well as Eli and who just might be able to hold down the fort until Manning returns?