At some point, the Giants will not be able to sit back and allow their quarterback situation as all these leaves gently fall from the trees. They will have to shake that damned tree.
The Giants say that they have a succession plan for Eli Manning's life. This plan can not wait until the design in 2019, hoping to find one with a top five pick. How about Jacobs Brissett trading the Colts?
It makes sense. Brissett is tall, flexible, athletic and has a big arm. Bill Belichick liked him enough to get him into the third round in 2016. Belichick also traded him (for recipient Phillip Dorsett) a year later when Andrew Luck went down and the Colts were desperately looking for a quarterback. Brissett started last season 1
This is a 24-year-old who has at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds the ability to thrive in the modern NFL offensive circus. Bill Parcells loved him when Brissett came from the state of North Carolina. There were some in the Giants organization who were also high on him with ratings like "he has everything you look for in a NFL quarterback today" and praises his ability to throw many passes without turning the ball
] Maybe Brissett becomes a real NFL starter. Adding him down reduces the pressure, absolutely, to take a positive quarterback in the first round in 2019. Although the Giants may land Justin Herbert of Oregon, Brissett would be a valuable placeholder. Something to think about.