Many believed when the Giants did not select a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft it meant Davis Webb was likely to be the heir to Eli Manning.
Instead, Webb is now running the scout team offense for the Jets while the Giants season crumbles once again and Manning continues to show he is in decline.
Yet the 23-year-old quarterback is totally fine with his new situation.
"I think this could have been the best thing that happened to me," Webb told the New York Post on Friday.
The Giants 2017 third-round pick still roots for his former teammates and has watched from afar how the season has become an unmitigated disaster once again as they enter Week 8 with a 1-6 record and have begun the process of a rebuild by trading away pieces of the defense.
Much of the blame has been put on Manning, who continues to play like an immobile 37-year-old quarterback behind a shoddy offensive line would play, but Webb believes some of the criticism is over the top.
"I don't think he's played bad at all," Webb said. "I think whoever is writing about it and in the media, you have to understand what the whole game plan is. We don't know that.
"I think things are getting blown out of proportion a bit … but I really don't want to comment on what's going on over there. I'm not there."
No, he is not.
Webb has fully embraced his role on the Jets practice squad as he spent this week preparing the defense for Mitchell Trubisky.
"These are the cards I got dealt," Webb said. "One way or another I've got to play them. I'm happy with them. I like being here."
Webb's NFL career has been a bit of a wild ride thus far, but he remains optimistic he will get a chance to prove he can play.
"I know it's going to come," Webb said. "I know I'm ready. It's just a matter of when and finding the right spot. It's about timing. The timing has been a little off in the grand scheme of things from the whole Giants situation a year ago to the firings and the new coaching staff. I just have to keep grinding away and it will come."