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Ranking The Giants: Quarterbacks

A reader suggested this a while ago, but, better late than never. We’ll be ranking each player at each position. Each player gets a numerical grade, with 1 being the worst, and 100 being the best. For those history buffs, it’s the CC Brown-Lawrence Taylor scale. (Sorry, CC). With that, we’re starting with the Quarterbacks, and we’ll make our way through. Enjoy!

ELI MANNING:

Manning has become a franchise QB. He has a Super Bowl ring, a Pro Bowl appearance, and some pretty gaudy numbers. This past season, Eli threw for 4,021 yards, 27 TDs and 14 picks. Pretty good. His stats won’t be like his brother–mostly because the Giants are a run-first team, even when the run isn’t working. Still, he can throw for 4,000 yards, and with the emergence of Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, and Mario Manning, he’ll have some pretty good targets. Is he the best QB in the league? No. But, he’s pretty damn good, and he’s great in the clutch. I’m happy with Eli.

GRADE: 91

DAVID CARR:

It’s hard to grade a backup QB, because when you have  starter who stays healthy, the backup barely plays. We haven’t seen much of Carr, but that’s a good thing. It means Eli has stayed healthy. Still, if Carr were to come into a game, I wouldn’t be so upset. He clearly has a lot of talent. He just took a huge beating in Houston. He’ll be a free agent this offseason. Do the Giants keep him? Or do they go young with Rhett Bomar? Because Eli is very durable, I’d save the money on Carr and spend it elsewhere.

GRADE: 73

RHETT BOMAR:

He maybe got 10 snaps in preseason. We know aboslutely nothing about him. If Carr does not come back, Bomar will be the backup. We’ll see a bit more of him then. For now, incomplete

GRADE: INCOMPLETE

We’ll be back tomorrow with the running backs/fullbacks.


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4 Responses to “Ranking The Giants: Quarterbacks”

  1. Júlio César says:

    Bomar was one of the top QBs coming out of high school, so i think he got the whole package to be a great QB… too bad he wont have a real chance to show that, at least not in NY

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