Report: New York Giants Interested in Former Dolphins QB Pat White

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMarch 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 03:  Quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 3, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Dolphins defeated the Saints 10-7.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Pat White hasn't played in the NFL for almost four years.

Yet, his name is generating some buzz around the league, as the former Miami Dolphins quarterback is attempting a comeback for the 2013 season.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the New York Giants will have White in for a visit and work him out.

Why would the Giants workout QB Pat White? The short answer is "Why not?" The longer answer is that the NFL ...…

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 29, 2013


The 27-year-old White was drafted by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, but was labeled a bust after he was cut before the 2010 season.

With the new trend of fast, mobile quarterbacks like Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, the Giants could potentially use White as a third-string quarterback who runs the scout-team offense in preparation for when the Giants have to face a mobile quarterback.

White considered a career change after 2010 by trying out for Major League Baseball, but that failed too. White started his comeback by participating in West Virginia's pro day.

In his one and only season in the NFL, White was 0-for-5 in pass attempts, but had 81 rushing yards on 21 attempts.

What could interest the Giants in White is that he's a much younger and athletic quarterback who could help them during the week.

The Giants have David Carr as their backup quarterback and he re-signed with the Giants on a one-year deal this month, but Carr is 33, while White is just 27 and is a much faster runner.

According to Vacchiano, there are 10 teams with reported interest in White's services. One of them is the San Francisco 49ers, who had him in for a workout on Thursday.

Normally, the Giants only keep two quarterbacks on the roster, which are usually Eli Manning and Carr. But with what White can offer to the Giants, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants sign him in his quest to continue his NFL career.

Stay tuned, Giants fans.