Given the success of Patrick Mahomes this past season with the Kansas City Chiefs, many believe the New York Giants need to do something similar beginning with the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.

With the Giants possessing the sixth overall pick, the overriding belief is that it would be in their best interest to draft a quarterback and sit him behind Eli Manning for a full season, then let that quarterback take over for Manning once his contract is up after 2019.

After all, it’s what the Chiefs did when they sat Mahomes in 2017 behind Alex Smith, then traded Smith away to make way for Mahomes to take over as the starter, which is now being labeled as the “Kansas City Model.”

While some might be in favor of this plan for the Giants, Mike Francesa of WFAN New York absolutely ripped that approach.

“Taking the No. 6 pick and spending it on a quarterback who is going to sit behind Eli, he’s not helping the team at all,” Francesa said. “If you are doing that then get rid of the quarterback. You can’t have it both ways. You are just going to prove your dumb again. Take another dumb approach. (Instead) get back to being the Giants.”

While many think Francesa says a lot of outlandish things on the airwaves, he does make a point.

Manning’s job is to try and win football games for the Giants; something he did when he was given an offensive line capable of protecting him and allowed him to make plays on the field.

If the Giants want to make one last run of it with Manning, then a player that will help him on the field in 2019 would be the wise way to go. But if they are genuinely looking to build for the future, releasing Manning, saving the cap space and building with younger players would be the smart move.

For now, it seems like Manning is the guy going forward in 2019. But how the team decides to plan for life after him remains a massive mystery, and one that will continue to be talked about in the leading weeks before the NFL Draft.