Now an active member of the New York Jets’ roster, Davis Webb reflects on his NFL journey, which has taken him to both New York teams.
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY—For the second consecutive season, fans of a New York football team have been calling for Davis Webb to enter a regular season game. Thus far, all such requests have gone unfulfilled.
Webb, however, isn’t blaming anyone for his current predicament. Speaking this week at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, the second-year pro seemed content in his current situation with the New York Jets. He continues to live in Weehawken, NJ, and while the 45-mile commute is longer, he has no qualms with his green situation.
“The first couple of weeks was a little different. I think the biggest difference was going left instead of right (to the locker room) when you get to (MetLife Stadium),” Webb noted. “It’s fun. I get up early, I leave late, it all works out.”
This time last season, Webb was seen as perhaps the first legitimate potential heir to Eli Manning’s blue throne. As the New York Giants sank deeper in a 3-13 cesspool, fans clamored to see Webb, his third round selection making him the most prominent quarterback the team had brought in since a fateful trade with the Chargers brought Manning over.
With new leadership bidding him farewell in the wake of incoming rookie thrower Kyle Lauletta’s arrival, Webb was able to keep the New York labels on his luggage, added by the Jets shortly after his late summer release.