Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few headlines to get your day started as we await the start of rookie mini-camp, or Day 1 of the Saquon Barkley era.
Pat Shurmur believes in Eli Manning. Will the Giants? | SI.com
New York showed the world what it thought about its veteran leader when it passed on a QB in the draft, and the new head coach led the charge. Other sections include: Lamar Jackson’s turning point; early word on 2019 quarterback class; impact of Matt Ryan contract, and much more.
Will Hernandez has overcome bleak past to make it to Giants | Newsday
It wasn’t long ago that Hernandez was a high schooler whose family hit hard financial times, had to move out of their house, and lived in a relative’s storage shed for two years. He stopped playing football, began working construction to help the family, and wondered exactly what kind of life he’d be living. So when Hernandez takes the field for the first time in a Giants uniform on Friday during the team’s rookie minicamp, he’ll be carrying with him a bleak past that he uses to help him push forward.
“If you look at my life then and now, it’s completely night and day,” Hernandez said. “I did go through a lot. A lot of it, I can’t complain too much about it because it shaped me into the player I am today and the person I am today. And honestly, I think if I wouldn’t have gone through all that, I don’t know if I’d be here.”
Ranking all 32 NFL quarterback rooms for 2018 season | Sporting News
30. New York Giants
QB depth chart: Eli Manning, Davis Webb, Kyle Lauletta, Alex Tanney
The Giants are hoping to squeeze more respectable play out of Manning before he retires, trusting in his past spikes and giving him more of a running game and defense on which to lean. There's no clear successor in New York for now, but Lauletta could push Webb and get closer to that status.