Eli Manning isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The New York Giants also have three (semi) experienced quarterbacks on the roster. So what would difference would it make if the team traded Ryan Nassib, a 2013 fourth-round pick who has already found himself in an “odd man out” situation?
Well apparently not a significant one, as recent rumors have indicated that Nassib has been placed on the trade block. NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan even has information straight from Giants GM Jerry Reese that a trade could be in the sophomore quarterback’s immediate future.
“Reese had every opportunity in the world to end any speculation that last year’s fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib may be traded. Instead he said the Giants will ‘keep all of our options open,’ with the young quarterback. That’s usually code word for they will try to trade him.”
To make matters worse, the Giants apparently still aren’t sure what they have in Nassib even after an entire season’s worth of practices and other team activities.
“Reese admitted the Giants still don’t know much about Nassib, even after a year of watching him during practice,” Raanan said. “That’s not exactly a good sign or resounding show of support.”
With Manning, Josh Freeman, Curtis Painter and Rusty Smith all clouding the Giants’ quarterback depth situation, it’s beginning to look like Nassib’s time in New York might be over before it really began. If he legitimately hasn’t proven anything to the team so far and they’ve spent all offseason loading the roster with backup options, the rookie might be on his way out sooner than expected.
Nassib could fetch a fifth- or sixth-round pick for the Giants, but interested teams will be wary of why they’re so willing to move on from him already. If the right offer crosses Reese’s table, though, don’t be surprised to see the G-Men pull the trigger.