NY Giants Joe Judge considering QB change vs. Eagles
NY Giants head coach Joe Judge amits New York is considering starting Jake Fromm, rather than Mike Glennon, Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles
An argument can be made that NY Giants head coach Joe Judge waited too long into Sunday’s blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys to pull quarterback Mike Glennon in favor of unproven backup Jake Fromm, but might not make the same mistake Sunday.
Judge admitted in the aftermath of Sunday’s 21-6 loss to Dallas that the Giants will consider starting Fromm Sunday as New York goes for the season-sweep of the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles.
"“We got to a point in the game where I wanted to see what Jake could do, point blank,” Judge said. “We weren’t doing enough moving the ball otherwise, so I wanted to make sure I had the chance to see Jake and that will obviously open up a conversation about what we’re going to do this week. We’ll talk about it as a staff and we’ll make the best decision for the team.”"
Fromm entered with 4:16 remaining against the Cowboys, and completed 6-of-12 passing attempts for 82 yards, after Glennon struggled mightily en route to completing only 13-of-24 passes for 99 yards and three interceptions.
So, what took Judge so long to give Glennon the hook?
"“I thought we had some opportunities with (Quarterback) Mike (Glennon) in there moving the ball,” Judge said. “There were some shots we had. We thought it was time to go ahead and give Jake an opportunity to get in there and play. He got in there and moved the ball well, did some good things. Like I said, that will obviously open up the conversation in terms of what we’re going to do next week against Philly.”"
With Glennon behind center, the NY Giants was listless, lacked creativity, and struggled to move the football down the field.
Given that Daniel Jones remains sidelined with a neck injury that caused him to see specialists in Los Angeles and Manhattan to determine the severity, and prior to Sunday’s game didn’t even throw during pre-game warmups, Judge and the NY Giants’ staff will likely need to determine whether Fromm or Glennon gives New York the best chance to win.
After watching Sunday’s game, it is difficult to envision Glennon does.