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Giants GM Dave Gettleman ‘not going there’ on Josh Rosen trade speculation

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The New York Giants are riding with veteran quarterback Eli Manning for at least one more season. Despite criticism and fans calling for a change under center, the storied franchise is sticking by the man that led them to two Super Bowl titles.

Although Manning is expected to be the Giants’ starter come Week 1, the speculation continues to run rampant about the team potentially selecting a quarterback in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft or trading for Josh Rosen of the Arizona Cardinals. These rumors aren’t going away and general manager Dave Gettleman was asked about the Rosen connection this week and responded with a simple answer, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

“Not going there,” Gettleman said.

Gettleman may have deflected the question quickly in the classic fashion that general managers do across sports when asked something they can’t or don’t want to answer, but the fact remains he recently traded Odell Beckham Jr. when the team made it seem there was no way they’d do that.

It’s hard to take Gettleman or anyone in the Giants front office for their word at this point as it seems as though anything can happen in New York following the Beckham trade. There’s no question the team has to be thinking about their options in terms of Manning’s successor. New York may not be in win-now mode as currently constructed, but quarterback is an issue they’ll have to address at some point.

The Giants currently own the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft with a few intriguing quarterback options available like Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones, Will Grier, and Drew Lock. New York also has the 17th pick in the first round.