Giants QB and former 3rd-round pick Davis Webb could switch to coaching

The New York Giants will have a big decision to make as a quarterback this offseason as they seek to re-sign their former first-round pick, Daniel Jones. However, other moves may be taking place in the quarterback room, as Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that backup Davis Webb has expressed interest in moving to coaching.

Webb was the Giants’ third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and despite being dubbed a “young Eli Manning” by then-teammate Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Webb didn’t see any snaps with the Giants. After head coach Ben McAdoo was fired, Webb was waived by the Giants at the end of the season.

He spent the 2018 season on the Jets practice team and spent most of the next three seasons on the Bills practice team before returning to the Giants that season, making him the consummate New York quarterback.

Now, at just 28, Webb seems poised to take on a new coaching role. It’s a position he wasn’t ready for when the Bills offered him the quarterback coaching job earlier this summer.

“The main thing is that you have two contracts to keep playing: here and Buffalo,” Webb said during an August meeting with amNewYork at camp. “To walk away from that and kind of not know how that’s going to play out is going to be unfortunate when you hit 30, 40 or 50. You can train until you are old. Pete Carroll is getting older and there are many coaches who have been training for a very long time. I’m not saying I will, but it will always be there. Playing will not be.”

The decision to come back and play led Webb to his first-ever start in Week 18 of this season. While the Giants lost to the Eagles 22-16, Webb completed 23 of 40 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions while also adding 41 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown.

Now that he’s a free agent, it seems Webb is preparing for the next step in his career.

“I think trying as hard as possible and doing my best until they tell me I’m done is the best way to do it.”

If no team calls with a tempting offer, it can be Webb’s signal that he’s as jaded as a player as he can.

In the event that he decides to give up the game, it’s possible that a role with one of his old teams is open to him. Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey are both running for head coaching jobs this offseason. Should both land an appearance, their teams could potentially rise from within, opening up another opportunity for Webb as quarterbacks coach.

Now he may be ready to face this new challenge.

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Davis Webb scores a quick touchdown against the Eagles in Week 18 (Wikimedia commons)

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