If the Giants are headed toward another 3-13 season, they again will pick at the top of the draft. They again will be expected to target a quarterback of the future. They again might say, “No thanks.”
The problems? Well, they used a fourth-round pick on a quarterback in 2018 and a third-round pick on a quarterback in 2017, when an offensive tackle in either spot would have helped.
And the 2019 NFL Draft class of quarterbacks pales in comparison to the 2018 class, which was viewed among the best ever for the first round. The Giants passed on four to take Barkley.
Manning’s contract is up after the 2019 season — when he is on the hook for a $23.2 million salary cap hit — so the Giants might actually think about extending his contract if they really believe he has “years” left, as coach Pat Shurmur, general manager Dave Gettleman and co-owner John Mara have said.
Here is a look at where the Giants could find their next quarterback, via free agency or the draft, in 2019 or 2020, starting with looking in-house: