Justin Herbert Stays in School... Some Reactions --Justin Penik
No one has ever claimed that the 2019 QB Draft Class contains the answer for the Giants interesting Quarterback situation. However, there is currently a portion of the fan base that recognizes this franchise is falling victim to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Instead of rebuilding on the offensive side of the ball, it's reload and give Eli Manning as many weapons as possible, early draft picks on the offensive line, Saquon Barkley and the highest contract an offensive linemen has ever seen, given to Nate Solder.
But what does this all have to do with Justin Herbert? Well in a QB class where it was all but guaranteed he would be a top 10 pick, he chose to stay in school for one more year and gain some more necessary experience before entering the NFL. Will this move be similar to Matt Barkley where choosing to stay in school will hurt his draft stock in a loaded 2020 QB class? Or will he continue to improve and have a healthy senior year season where he can rise above the likes of Jarrett Stidham of Auburn, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and others. Call me crazy call me maybe, I would take advantage of being the best looking pig with lipstick on this year, instead of treading into the unknown next year.
So what does this mean for the Giants? Well this only brings up sour memories from April 2018. Seeing Lamar Jackson leading his team into the playoffs, Sam Darnold almost has as many touchdown passes as Eli Manning in three fewer games, the Giants had an opportunity to take their guy and invest in the next 15 years. Instead, the options in this year's draft class for the next answer at QB for all intensive purposes, is non-existent. Now, we must fall victim again to the insanity that has plagued this franchise for a long time. Hope and pray Eli Manning can win meaningful football games, and reload for him one more time. One. More. Time.