New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters at the League Meetings in Phoenix on Tuesday that he would like to find Eli Manning’s successor “sooner than later.”

Shurmur said the Giants will look to select the best players they can in the upcoming NFL Draft to make the team better and that if the best player available was a quarterback or at another need position, so be it.

“We’ve done a heck of a lot of work on all the quarterbacks we could potentially draft,” he said.

Manning will remain the starter until further notice and his job will be to play quarterback and allow any rookie to learn behind him, but Shurmur said it wouldn’t be put to Eli to tutor that player.

The two quarterbacks the Giants could be looking at No. 6 in the first round are Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or the Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray of Oklahoma.

The Giants have vetted Haskins fully and will meet with him again. Last week, they sent Chris Mara, head scout Chris Pettit and Shurmur to witness Haskins’ pro day. They came away impressed but there will be more discussions.

Earlier this year Shurmur has intimated that he would like his quarterback to be mobile. That’s not an issue with Murray, and likely won’t be with Haskins. The knock on Murray what his height (5-foot-10) and it was rumored the Giants were not interested in drafting him for that reason.

Not true, says Shurmur.

However things shake out, it’s become obvious that the Giants will select a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft and the journey to replace Eli Manning will officially begin. The only question that remains is, which quarterback?