By Doug Rush
If anyone would have an understanding of what New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur wants in a quarterback, it would be his own son, Kyle Shurmur.
After all. the younger Shurmur is currently a senior starting quarterback for Vanderbilt University.
So what does the Giants new head coach like in his quarterbacks? Toughness.
“I think he values toughness as a quarterback, especially mental toughness,” Kyle told the Daily News. “Because some quarterbacks, especially the ones picked very high on the draft board, have very successful careers in college and then you get to the NFL, and everybody’s talented, and it’s a matter of separating yourself.”
The toughness aspect may be why Shurmur was very keen on the idea of keeping Eli Manning around as the team’s starting quarterback for the 2018 season. Manning has endured some tough seasons with the Giants and none tougher than that 2017 season when the team went 3-13 and he was benched mid-season for the first time in his career.
Given Manning’s toughness, it will be interesting to see if Shurmur, along with general manager Dave a Gettleman, have a preference to any of the quarterbacks that will be available in the 2018 NFL...