The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles just did it. GM Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson made a significant investment last offseason in a backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who Pederson knew well from pre-draft scouting and coaching Foles as the Eagles' quarterbacks coach in 2012. The result? The franchise's first championship with Foles as Super Bowl MVP, in no small part due to his chemistry with Pederson and play-calling tailored to the QB's strengths, in replacement of injured starter Carson Wentz. The Giants might select a quarterback with their No. 2 overall pick in April's draft. And if they do, then there's a good chance their quarterback room will be comprised of Eli Manning, Davis Webb and their prized first-rounder. But what if the Giants don't take a quarterback at two? What if, as ESPN analyst Mel Kiper suggested in his 2018 Mock Draft 2.0 released Wednesday, the Giants take dynamic Penn State running back Saquon Barkley instead? Would the Giants feel comfortable going into 2018 with Webb as Manning's top backup, considering Manning's durability and Webb's growth with a full year of NFL development under his belt? Or would they sign a veteran? Call me crazy, but if the QB carousel breaks correctly in the next month, there is a quarterback about to hit free agency that feels like he would be the perfect fit for that role with the Giants: Sam Bradford. I know, I know. Bradford, 30, is going to want to start somewhere. Minnesota, with all three of its QBs headed to free agency in Case Keenum, Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater, could re-sign Bradford to take back the starting role Keenum assumed during Bradford's latest knee injury early last season.
Sam Bradford could be perfect fit for Giants as veteran backup if Big Blue passes on top QB in NFL draft
New York Daily News | Feb 21