When the New York Giants drafted Ryan Nassib out of Syracuse prior to last season, it actually made some sense. Eli Manning was getting ready to enter his 10th year in the league, so bringing in a reliable back up, as well as someone that might be able to take over the reins some day, was plausible.
Well, just one year later, it seems Nassib might not be sticking around as long as everyone had thought.
According to the New York Post, Nassib has been struggling during camp this spring; so much so that he might need a lights-out summer to keep his job on the team.
Ryan Nassib appears to be struggling so much in offseason workouts that the Syracuse product might need a terrific training camp and preseason just to keep his roster spot.
Nassib was one of the more heavily hyped players in last year’s draft as there were some scouts that pointed toward him as having the biggest upside of maybe any of the other quarterbacks in the group. To be fair, though, last year’s class was not all that deep at the position.
The Syracuse product even admitted that things aren’t going as quickly as they should for him.
“It’s definitely a process, and it’s coming along slowly,” Nassib said Thursday. “They’re putting in new stuff every day, and it’s all about learning it as quickly as you can. It’ll take some time, but it’s coming.”
We could be in for an interesting summer in New York in regards to the back up quarterback position. With the team recently giving up on free agent Josh Freeman, they might just be tearing the whole system down and building it back up again, unless Nassib can get his act together.