The New York Giants will need to address their future at quarterback regardless of what they decide to do with Eli Manning in 2019, and their options through free agency and the trade market are slim at best.
The free agent market features a series of second tier quarterbacks who are about to be overpaid, while the trade market, although potentially lucrative, will be wildly expensive with several teams looking to acquire a starter.
For the Giants, their best bet may be bringing back Manning in 2019, paying him what he’s owed and finding a young prospect to learn behind him.
Here’s a look at five such 2019 NFL Draft prospects who could replace Manning this coming season or next.
With Justin Herbert returning to Oregon in 2019, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins moves up the prospect rankings and arguably becomes the the No. 1 quarterback available in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The real kicker? He grew up a Giants fan and has acknowledged on multiple occasions he wants to land in East Rutherford.
“It would be pretty nice,” Haskins told the New York Post. “I played ‘Madden’ a lot, and was really good running the football. The whole offense was nice. Plaxico , Jeremy Shockey, Eli , Ahmad Bradshaw. I was basically the stats guy from my family. I would know everybody’s height and weight, what college they went to.
“I’ve been a Giants fan for a long time.”
In his sophomore season for the Buckeyes, Haskins completed 70% of his passes for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
The danger with Haskins is that he’s only had one legitimate season of success and there simply isn’t much tape on him beyond that.