Jake Fromm in uniform throwing in warmups closeup front shot
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Jake Fromm will have been a Giant for all of 26 days as of Sunday. That’s not enough time to learn the playbook. It’s barely enough time to learn his teammates’ names.
But it was more than enough time for him to emerge as a fan favorite, and for even people in the Giants organization to become a little curious about what he can do.
The latter is one of the reasons why the 23-year-old Fromm is expected to start on Sunday when the Giants play at Philadelphia. Starting quarterback Daniel Jones is done for the season with his “sprained neck,” and Mike Glennon hasn’t been particularly good as his short-term replacement.
So with three games left in another lost and meaningless season, why not take a look at the young quarterback from Georgia? Maybe Fromm will be terrible. Maybe he’ll prove his ceiling is career backup. Or maybe he’ll show the world a little more.
There’s only one way to find out.
“I’m very confident in myself,” Fromm said, “and what I can do.”
So are the Giants after his garbage-time performance in a 21-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. Fromm looked confident and in control of the Giants’ offense, going 6 of 12 for 82 yards. His numbers would’ve been better, if it weren’t for a couple of drops by his receivers. He also nearly led the Giants to a rare touchdown before the drive stalled at the Dallas 9.
Of course, as Giants head coach Joe Judge said, “There’s a drastic difference between starting an NFL game and just coming in at the end. There’s a lot of things you’re going to see structurally, defensively, the situations in the game that pop up. Playing the entire game is a lot different than coming in at the end of the game and just playing a snapshot for us as a team to see.”
Dec 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Giants head coach Joe Judge watches game action against the Los Angeles Chargers during the…