New York Giants' 4 Backups Who Would Start for Other Teams
This is just going to be a little fun article about some New York Giants backups who would start for other teams.
So, don't take this too personal if you're a fan of another team. This is all in good fun, and it helps pass some time until football season actually starts.
One name on this list is very, very obvious. However, some other names might hit you with a slight curveball.
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As of right now, David Wilson looks to be a rookie backup, but this kid has talent. He's been getting some praise as well, according to Steve Serby of the New York Post:
“If you leave a sliver, or a peek of a gap open, he is a young man that can see that sliver or that little peek of a gap, and accelerate through that hole before you can close that gap up,” defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said, “and be gone.”
“I like him a lot,” Justin Tuck said. “We’re gonna attack him in training camp to make sure he’s still holding that ball, but as far as things we like to do and him being an impact this season, I think he’s gonna really upgrade our running attack. I look at him as a great third-down back too.”
Not saying he's the second coming of Barry Sanders, but this kid has potential, and I like his chances to succeed in the NFL.
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No need to explain this one, moving on...
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If Josh McCown could do it...
Listen, David Carr hasn't had to be a everyday quarterback in a long, long time. However, when Carr was the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans from 2002-2006, he only missed four games in the regular season; all of which he missed during the 2003 season.
His numbers won't jump off the page, but he did complete over 50 percent of his passes each year during that stretch (some other quarterback in New York can't say that), and his career-high completion percentage was during the 2006 season, when he completed 68.3 percent of his passes.
I'm not saying he would be most teams first call, but Carr would, at worst, give you a fighting chance.
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I'm a big Prince Amukamara fan, but I can't see him starting off the gate with Corey Webster, being Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas coming back.
The New York Giants knew what they were doing when they drafted Amukamara in the first round two years ago, they were drafting their cornerback of the future.
To be perfectly honest, he could probably start on some teams right now. It's debatable on how good said team would be, but I see Amukamara developing nicely these next couple of years.
Now that the Giants are healthy (for now), he can relax and improve his game without the immediate pressure of starting. If this kid ever hits his groove, the G-Men are going to have to deal with the very realistic possibility of other teams wanting him to start for their football team.