Just over a year ago, the New York Giants selected former Syracuse Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib with the 110th-overall pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
However, with the signing of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman, his future is a bit hazy.
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN New York, Nassib could lose his roster spot if he doesn’t win the job as the number two quarterback.
The Giants’ strong preference is, indeed, to keep two quarterbacks on the roster instead of three. So if second-year man Ryan Nassib does not beat out Curtis Painter and Josh Freeman to win the backup quarterback spot, the Giants will have a difficult decision to make. Will he have shown enough in the offseason and the preseason to merit holding a roster spot for him again, either for part or all of this season? Roster spots could be tough to come by, especially if one is going to a return-specialist-only guy like Trindon Holliday. The Giants are going to have to decide in August whether Nassib’s development to that point is worth sticking with him. If he’s the clear No. 2 quarterback, then the question is answered. But if not, they have to decide whether it’s worth continuing to invest the roster spot and the development time and effort in a guy who was always a fourth-round flyer for them.
Nassib did not attempt a pass during his rookie season.