When the New York Giants traded up to draft Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib in last year’s draft, a lot of eyebrows were raised that at sam with a franchise quarterback would spent that high of a drag pick on someone they wouldn’t be starting for some time.
But while some were puzzled by the move, others saw it for what it really was — a ploy to flip Nassib at some point for draft picks. This was thought to have taken a few years at least but it may happen a lot sooner than we all thought. According to the Star Ledger, the Giants may try to flip Nassib before the draft in May, just over a year after trading up to draft him.
If there is no one biting, the Giants end up in the same place they are today — a team with a glut at the position, and one that has the luxury of a five-game preseason to let it all play out.
With Josh Freeman as backup if the Giants trade Nassib and another year developing the Syracuse product if he’s not, that seems to define a ‘win-win’ situation for the Giants. There’s no saying anyone will take him this year but the Giants aren’t hurt at all by shopping him to see if anyone will.