Who would have ever thought that the New York Giants would be 0-5 and battling with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft?

The Giants picked a unique time to decide to be awful. They are a really bad team, heading for a top pick in a quarterback-dominated draft. The question now for the Giants, who are on the verge of starting over, is what do you do draft-wise when you already have a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback on the roster.

Eli Manning is only 32 years of age and a proven QB, but if you listen to the New York Post, it might be time for the veteran to move on. According to the Post, the temptation to draft Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater or another big-named quarterback in the 2014 draft might be too much to pass up on.

If the Giants continue their downward slide, they’d be staring at Jadeveon Clowney, UCLA’s Anthony Barr and other defenders as a plug-in for a lot of glaring holes right now. But what about a quarterback?

Would the New York Giants take the lead of the Indianapolis Colts and jettison Eli Manning (who'd essentially follow the same fate of his brother, Peyton Manning, with Indy) elsewhere for a shot at starting over at a cheaper rate with Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd or Marcus Mariota?

One thing is for sure: scouts and executives love Teddy Bridgewater.

“[Bridgewater] is smart, he’s a character guy, he’s poised, he’s got good size, he can make all the throws and he can do it on the run, too,” an NFC general manager said. “Any team in the top five would take a very long look at him, even if they’ve got a franchise [quarterback] already.”

Says an NFC scout: “You can tell by the way [Bridgewater] plays that he lives in the film room. . He understands defenses, doesn’t lock into one [receiver] and has good downfield vision. Very impressive kid.”

Some pundits are going to surely roast me for alluding to the Giants making such a move. It’s definitely a move that has to be considered.

Does the ring protection of two Super Bowls keep Eli Manning safe, or is it time for a total top to bottom makeover for the G-Men?

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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