The New York Giants may have an enormous determination to make at quarterback this offseason as they struggle to lock in a brand new contract with their former first-round pick Daniel Jones. Nevertheless, there could also be different strikes occurring within the quarterback room as Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that backup Davis Webb has expressed curiosity in transitioning to coaching.
Giants’ backup QB Davis Webb, who was supplied Buffalo’s QB coach job final low season, has expressed curiosity in beginning the transition from participant to coach. After securing his first NFL begin this season, Webb will contemplate making the leap to coaching for the fitting alternative.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2023
Webb was the Giants’ third-round pick back in the 2017 NFL Draft and regardless of being known as a “young Eli Manning” by then-teammate Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Webb noticed no snaps with the Giants. After head coach Ben McAdoo was fired, Webb was then waived by the Giants on the finish of the season.
He spent the 2018 season on the Jets’ follow squad and spent the higher a part of the subsequent three seasons on the Payments’ follow squad earlier than returning to the Giants this season, making him the consummate New York quarterback.
Now, at simply 28 years outdated, evidently Webb is open to shifting to a brand new position as a coach. It’s a place he wasn’t fairly prepared to entertain when the Payments supplied him the quarterback coaching job earlier this summer time.
“The main thing is that you have two contracts to keep playing: here and Buffalo,” Webb mentioned throughout a sitdown with amNewYork this August at camp. “To walk away from that and kind of not knowing how that will play out will be regrettable by the time you turn 30, 40, or 50. You can coach until you are old. Pete Carroll is getting older and there are a lot of coaches who have coached a long, long time. I’m not saying that I’m going to do that, but that’s always going to be there. Playing won’t be.”
The choice to come again and play led Webb to his first-ever begin in Week 18 of this season. Whereas the Giants misplaced 22-16 to the Eagles, Webb accomplished 23-of-40 passes for 168 yards and a landing with no interceptions, whereas additionally including 41 yards on the bottom and a speeding landing.
Now that he’s a free agent, it appears as if Webb is making ready for the subsequent step in his profession.
“I think exhausting as much as I can, and putting in the best I have until they tell me I’m done is the best way to do it.”
If no group comes calling with an attractive supply which may be the sign to Webb that he’s exhausted as a lot as he can as a participant.
Within the occasion that he does determine to step away from taking part in the sport, it’s doable a job can be open for him at both of his outdated groups. Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Payments offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey are each interviewing for head coaching jobs this offseason. Ought to both land a gig, it’s doable their groups could promote from inside, opening one other alternative for Webb as a quarterbacks coach.
Now, he could also be prepared to leap at that new problem.