Giants drafting a QB at No. 6 seems unlikely

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PHOENIX — It is as necessary as a glass of water while strolling across the desert. The New York Giants need a quarterback.

Eli Manning is 38 years old and it seems almost obvious that the upcoming NFL draft should be the answer after they passed on addressing the need last year.

“I think we all understand. Eli is closer to 40 than 20,” coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday at the NFL meetings coaches’ breakfast. “At some point there will be a new quarterback playing for the Giants. We will just have to see what happens.”

The Giants have two first-round picks in this year’s draft. General manager Dave Gettleman explained recently that there are extensive data available that show it’s suggested you shop for a franchise quarterback in the first round. The Giants have opportunities with the sixth and 17th overall picks.

When: April 25-27
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
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