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Week 2 Outlook
Ryan Nassib started Thursday nightâ€™s game against the New England Patriots with Eli Manning sitting out and the backup QB played into the second half. He finished 16-for-29, good for a 55.2 completion percentage, totaled 210 passing yards, and threw for one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked three times and also got downfield once; rushing for a five yard gain.
Nassibâ€™s game was again up and down but there were a lot more highlights than lowlights tonight. His below average pocket awareness plagued him again on a night where he took three bad sacks and hesitated to pull the trigger on multiple throws downfield. But the good was also there at different points which included a quick slant to Tavarres King that turned into a 59-yard touchdown. Nassib showed enough to keep his roster spot going into a contract year but he might not ever be an NFL starter.
Ryan Nassib went 6-for-19 for a 31.6 completion percentage. He totaled 61 passing yards, eight rushing yards on one attempt and threw for two touchdowns, including the game-winner.
The Giantsâ€™ second-string QB had his best preseason game of 2016 by far but it still left something to be desired. He had his moments of steady reads and good accuracy, including his first touchdown pass to Tavarres King. But too often in the game, issues with pocket presence and touch diminished the QB's performance. It bears watching how many snaps he takes in preseason game four and how he performs.
Ryan Nassib came into the game to the relieve Eli Manning and saw time with the starting offensive line. Despite this, Nassib still finished an absurd 2-12, a 16.7 completion percentage, with 25 yards. The Giants' primary backup QB was also sacked twice for 13 yards and lost a fumble on the first sack.
Nassib has appeared to regress over the past two preseason games from where he was even last year at this point. He is not decisive in delivering passes and holds the ball too long. Although he did not throw any interceptions this game, his 10 incompletions show that his accuracy concerns are still apparent. Nassib will have less opportunities next game against the Jets with Eli Manning and the starting unit likely getting the majority of snaps.
Ryan Nassib started and played through the third quarter with Eli Manning a healthy scratch. Nassib went 7-15 for a 46.7 completion percentage and accumulated 75 yards while adding 12 yards on three carries. He also fumbled once, was sacked four times and intercepted twice
After looking good in the first two drives with a starting offense, Nassib couldnâ€™t keep the momentum going. He faltered down the stretch while playing with second-string lineman and skill players and couldnâ€™t consistently hit receivers downfield or outside the hashes, resulting in his two interceptions. He also didnâ€™t protect the ball while scrambling which lead to his one fumble. Nassib did look more comfortable when throwing the ball in the middle of the field. It will be interesting to see how he rebounds next week against Buffalo when Eli Manning is likely to be back and starting.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning told NJ.com that he thinks backup quarterback Ryan Nassib has "done a great job" and is a "hard worker" so far in his career. The future Hall of Famer also believes that Nassib has a future in the NFL as a starter. "Just from watching him and how he prepares, how he makes plays in practice, his football mind and ability, there's no reason he can't be a starter," Manning said.
Ryan Nassib is entering his third season in the NFL and as Eli Manning's backup. Due to Manning's durability, Nassib hasn't garnered very much in-game experience in regular season action. In two years, Nassib appeared in five contests and threw for 128 yards and a touchdown.