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20 Questions: Who will be backup QB


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QUESTION 1: Who will win the backup quarterback role?

EISEN: I'm going with Ryan Nassib, and not just because he's a fellow Syracuse alum. Nassib is a second-year pro whose work on the scout team improved throughout his rookie season. He showed this spring that he has continued to get better and he looks much more confident in the Giants' new offense, which more closely approximates the system he played in at Syracuse. And remember, Nassib was a fourth-round draft choice last year. The Giants do not quickly give up on draft choices. As long as Eli Manning is here, they'd be happy if Nassib never had to play. But it's unlikely they would cast him aside without getting something of value in return.

SCHMEELK: Ryan Nassib. The Giants want their fourth round pick from last year to win the job, and he received far more snaps than Curtis Painter in the spring drills. I don't think the mental part of the game is a problem for Nassib. He works hard and he is smart, but he needs to get better at executing behind center.

SALOMONE: Ryan Nassib. Based on what we've seen in organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, he's getting every opportunity to prove himself on the second team. Not only is he a draft pick that the team thinks it can develop, but the new offensive system plays to Nassib's strengths. So far he has shown a better command than he did as a rookie.

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