Fromm will likely get second QB start with Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
Jake Fromm has a second chance to show the New York Giants that he can be an NFL quarterback.
The Georgian second-year product has to hope that his start against Washington (6-10) will go much better than that he had against Philadelphia in the playoffs on Boxing Day.
Fromm played more than two quarterbacks in the 34-10 loss to the Eagles. He was lifted after throwing an interception that led to a touchdown in the game which was tied 3-3 at halftime. Mike Glennon replaced him, but that couldn’t stop New York from losing their fourth straight game in what is now a five-game skid.
Glennon likely would have started the rest of the season, but he injured his left wrist in the loss to the Bears on Sunday and is out for the season finale.
Coach Joe Judge hasn’t said Fromm will start for the Giants (4-12), but the only other option available is Brian Lewerke. The former Michigan State product spent the season on the practice squad and did not play in a regular season game.
Fromm doesn’t see the start as a chance for redemption.
“For me, any opportunity to play in the NFL is a great opportunity,” he said. “Obviously I’m looking forward to having a good week of training and getting out and playing to the best of my ability, and the way I think I can. “
Fromm never seemed to get into a rhythm against the Eagles, but it’s the norm for offense since starting quarterback Daniel Jones was knocked out of the roster with a neck injury against the Eagles on November 28.
New York was limited to three points last week in a loss to the Bears, the fewest points it has scored since Judge took over as head coach in the 2020 season. held without a touchdown in three of five games in the current losing streak.
Fromm started against Philadelphia because he looked late in a 21-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on December 19. He played the final series and was 6th of 12 for 82 yards. His training stalled in the red zone on the downs.
Starting a game the following week wasn’t the same, as Fromm quickly learned.
“For me, the only pressure I feel will be the pressure I put on myself to come out and play,” he said. “Obviously I want to go out and play the best I can for myself, but for my family, my teammates in the locker room and for this organization. Yeah, I’m going out and I’m going to give all I can. Believe me, i want to earn more than anyone.
NOTES: The Giants put rookie LB Elerson Smith on the injured list with a neck injury. … Four players have been activated from the reserve / COVID-19 roster: DT Dexter Lawrence, WR Darius Slayton, T Korey Cunningham and DT Danny Shelton. The DL Woodrow Hamilton training team has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. … Freezing rain caused several Giants players to be late in training on Wednesday. Coach Joe Judge said a few players sent him pictures of being stuck in traffic and offered to walk to practice. The coach told them to stay with the vehicles, adding that no one would be fined. “Dude, I was on Route 3 for four hours this morning,” said defensive back Julian Love. “It was very unfortunate. Luckily I did it safely, I kind of did a few games on the road – I would advise against. But luckily I’m here. … DL Leonard Williams was elected. winner of the 21st Annual Good Guy Award given by the Giants Chapter of Professional Football Writers of America. The award is now known as the George Young-Ernie Accorsi Good Guy Award. Accorsi, a former general manager of the Giants , has had its name added this year.
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