The New York Giants have Super Bowl potential over the next several years, but only so long as they replace quarterback Eli Manning. Or so says the father of superstar running back Saquon Barkley.
Alibay Barkley told Newsday earlier this week that the Giants’ future success hinged on their ability to replace Manning under center, ideally adding Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins through the 2019 NFL Draft.
“Two or three years, if not next year,” Alibay Barkley said. “It all depends on if they get Haskins.”
Barkley went on to add that Haskins could learn behind Manning in 2019, but that if Manning “messes up” again, the rookie could “step right in.”
“Eli can show him the ropes,” the elder Barkley said.
Haskins has been a popular mock to the Giants, but most experts and evaluators are now expressing some concern with the young Buckeye. With only a single year of college experience under his belt, Haskins may turn out to be more of a project and less of a step in and start sort of players.
However, having grown up a Giants fan, Haskins has also repeatedly expressed his desire to land in New York, even if that meant playing backup to Eli Manning for a year or two.