Webb (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Webb, a rookie third-round pick out of California, has yet to make his NFL debut. So long as starter Eli Manning and top backup Geno Smith both remain healthy, Webb is unlikely to dress on game days.
Webb is expected to play most of the second half in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Geno Smith and Josh Johnson are expected to split the first-half reps as they continue to battle for the top backup job. Webb, a 2017 third-round selection, is still expected to spend his rookie season as the Giants' No. 3 quarterback, likely rendering him inactive for most gamedays. He might be limited to mop-up duty Thursday if the Giants decide they want to see more of Smith and/or Johnson after halftime.
Webb is expected to operate as the Giants' third-string quarterback during the upcoming season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Webb was selected in the the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft but is expected to spend the upcoming season in a developmental role as the team's third quarterback, which will likely keep him inactive for most game days. Geno Smith and Josh Johnson are expected to battle for the backup job behind Eli Manning, with one of the two being let go prior to the season. The Giants consider Webb a player to develop for the future. The fact that he was a third-round pick essentially locks him into a roster spot.
The Giants selected Webb in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 87th overall. Webb (6-foot-5, 229 pounds) is a big quarterback with a strong arm and standout athleticism, and he's taken a lot of reps in the pass-happy offenses of Texas Tech and California. But his other quarterback traits were lacking as of the conclusion of his collegiate career. Webb's accuracy and decision-making failed at numerous points, and he generally didn't show much progress on either front. The physical tools are there, but the Giants shouldn't presume this is their quarterback of the future.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/05||Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||25||22.33|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||24||21.50|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|