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The Geno-coaster is back on the rails. The Giants announced today that Geno Smith will start in place of Eli Manning for the Week 13 matchup against the Raiders. The team also committed to experimenting with rookie Davis Webb at some point in the season.
The biggest takeaway from this is that Eli Manning’s starting streak will come to an end at 210, which is the 2nd-longest streak in NFL history only behind Brett Favre. Manning was informed by the Giants that he could keep his starting streak knowing that Smith or Webb would eventually replace him, and he declined. While being interviewed by the media, Manning was seen fighting back tears as he talked about his demotion.
Smith’s career has been up-and-down to say the least. His 28 touchdowns and 36 interceptions show what kind of quarterback he is, but has shown sides of upside in the past with the Jets. As a matter of fact, the only quarterback to throw for a perfect passer rating in a game in 2014 was… Geno Smith. However, Smith has only made one start since the start of the 2015 season and has only attempted 2 passes for the Giants this season.
Davis Webb is the prospect many Giants fans want to see. A rookie out of California, Webb led an air-raid offense for the Golden Bears and even had a similar stats compared to No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Webb has yet to take an NFL snap, but that is expected to change.