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Joe Judge: Quarterback situation still murky, two positive COVID tests

It’s too soon to know about Daniel Jones or Mike Glennon

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All eyes are on New York Giants head coach Joe Judge as the team attempts to navigate a perilous quarterback situation ahead of their road game against the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend.

As Giants fans are well aware, starting quarterback Daniel Jones is dealing with a neck injury. Primary backup quarterback Mike Glennon was placed in the concussion protocol after being evaluated for a concussion Sunday evening. The Giants also announced two positive COVID-19 tests, QB coach Jerry Schuplinski and reserve lineman Wes Martin. The team is waiting on re-tests to confirm the positive diagnosis, but for now both men are isolating.

Judge wasn’t able to offer any specific updates as to the status of either player, though he did state that Jones is seeing doctors for further evaluations of his neck injury. Judge also added that the optimistic view is that Glennon could clear the concussion protocol in time to play Sunday.

If Jones remains out and Glennon is unable to clear the concussion protocol in time to start, the starting job will likely fall to new addition Jake Fromm. Getting Fromm, or Brian Lewerke, ready to start against the Chargers could be a difficult task with the Giants’ quarterback coach dealing with COVID-19.

“The plan right now is for Jake to go ahead and continue in his role. In terms of – we have a lot of contingencies, whether it’s the COVID contingency or the uncertainty in terms of the other quarterbacks,” Judge said. “Look, Brian Lewerke is working as well. I think COVID adds another element to it as well that we’ve got to prepare, to be honest. We’re talking internally about a lot of options right now personnel-wise, scheme it up, to see what we can do to address it and make sure we’re building in depth for a multitude of reasons.”

Fromm was a surprise signing from the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad last week, and has only spent one week in the Giants’ facilities. It’s fair to wonder just how much of the Giants’ offense he could have absorbed in one week of practice. Both Fromm and the team could have their hands full getting ready to face the Chargers with limited practices, particularly if there is no in-person work with the quarterbacks coach.

Stay with Big Blue View for the latest developments in what is shaping up to be a trying week.