1. QB Davis Webb
When Davis Webb was deciding whether or not to retire and join the Bills coaching staff this offseason, Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll made the first move of their era to stop his retirement and offered him a contract to re-join the Giants, the team that drafted Webb No. 87 overall in 2017.
While Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor are both significantly more talented than Webb and squarely ahead of him on the quarterback depth chart, both have serious durability and injury concerns. Webb’s high football IQ and teaching ability could also benefit Jones, as it will give him yet another guy to seek pointers from.
The Giants learned a tough lesson last year: if you do not have competent quarterback play, you have no chance to compete in NFL games. When Jones went down last season, Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm were nothing short of abysmal, and the Giants last six games were some of the worst displays of football imaginable.
This may be why Schoen and Daboll not only signed Taylor to back up Jones, but also stopped Webb from retiring. We don’t think Webb would have signed another football deal unless he was pretty confident he would be on the roster. The belief is that the organization realizes the importance in the versatility Webb can bring to the quarterback room.