Giants insist they have a QB plan — as they work out a vet

The Giants have a Plan B. It just isn’t what you expected it to be.

One day after the Giants made the surprising decision to cut 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb, coach Pat Shurmur insisted the team is still set at quarterback behind 37-year-old Eli Manning.

“At this point, we do right now,” Shurmur said Monday, when asked if the team had an eventual succession plan. “It’s just not what everyone outside our building predicted what the plan was.

“[Webb] was taking second-team reps, but I think I mentioned long ago that there was no depth chart behind Eli. We were trying to figure out who the guys playing quarterback were going to be behind Eli. … That’s where people start to assume because he’s taking the second-string reps, that he’s a second-string quarterback, and it didn’t play out that way.”

Shurmur wouldn’t declare whether rookie Kyle Lauletta or 30-year-old Alex Tanney would serve as Manning’s backup, but the coach stated that both outplayed Webb during training camp and believed both were better fits in the Giants’ new system.

The Giants also are bringing in veteran Matt McGloin for a workout Tuesday, according to NFL Network. The 28-year-old was just by the Chiefs and has appeared in 13 career games.

“We felt like they all got an opportunity to show us what they could do,” Shurmur said. “At some point, regardless of where you’re drafted, once you settle in as a player on the team, that sort of goes away.”

What remains is a 22-year-old (Lauletta), out of Richmond, and a journeyman (Tanney), who has been cut by seven teams and appeared in one NFL game.

While Lauletta was taken in the fourth round, Tanney’s spot on the roster over Webb remains stunning.

“I do like having a veteran presence in that group,” Shurmur said. “Here’s the thing with a veteran backup quarterback: They can go in and function with very few reps.”

Shurmur said he was also “very comfortable” with Lauletta playing immediately.

“I like the fact that he’ll decide what he’s looking at, see it and pull the trigger,” Shurmur said. “He’s very decisive in what he does.”

Lauletta confirmed neither quarterback has been told what his role will be.

“There’s definitely uncertainty,” Lauletta said. “Alex and I both have to be ready to go in. It just takes one play for something bad to happen. … I don’t know my role right now. If I did, it wouldn’t really change anything.

“I’m ready. I think I’m very ready.”

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