With the New York Giants struggling at 1-8, fans have been clamoring for rookie quarterback Davis Webb to move up the depth chart and begin to see at least a little bit of game action. It does not, however, sound like the Giants are in any rush to alter a plan that had the third-round pick red-shirting this season.
Webb has been third-team quarterback all season, inactive on game days. His practice work has consisted of mostly scout team reps, and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti said Friday that the Giants and Webb “have the same routine” now that they have maintained all season.
Which means that Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs Geno Smith will be the backup quarterback for Eli Manning.
“I don’t think we feel any speculation at all. Davis Webb understands his role. He’s doing a great job every day,” Cignetti said.
Cignetti acknowledged that “of course you can get a fuller evaluation of anybody with game action.” He also said, though, that Webb is “still trying to figure out a lot of things” and “there’s no hurry” to force him into games.
So, Giants fans you can go ahead and keep asking for the team to use their rookie quarterback. For now, the answer is apparently going to continue to be “not yet.”