Haskins 'Would Love' To Learn From Manning In 2019

Dec 1, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks to pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half in the Big Ten conference championship game. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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By WFAN.com

With Eli Manning now 38-years-old, it's no secret that the Giants are likely in the market for a new quarterback.

It just so happens that the top QB in this year's NFL Draft is rather fond of the idea of learning from the two-time Super Bowl champion.

"I would love it," Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins said Friday on the idea of backing up Manning for the Giants in 2019. "I grew up watching Eli Manning back when he had (Jeremy) Shockey and (Amani) Toomer and Plaxico (Burress). I loved that team."

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Haskins, a New Jersey native, grew up about 35 miles away from MetLife Stadium and has been rather open about his love for the Giants growing up. 

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound quarterback started just one season at Ohio State, but took advantage of his limited opportunity. The 21-year-old set a Big Ten record with 50 touchdown passes to go with his completion percentage of 70 percent, 4,831 passing yards and only eight interceptions. 

"Big Giants fan, went to all of Amani Toomer's camps growing up," said the young quarterback. "Tiki Barber, Eli Manning, Jeremy Shockey, Antonio Pierce, Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan- I can go on and on. But, I was definitely a big Giants fan growing up.

"Loved watching them, and seeing Saquon (Barkley), how well he's playing, I'm close friends with him, known him since I was a sophomore in high school, and it's been really cool watching him playing."

With just under three months until the draft, there has been no indication that the Giants are interested in selecting Haskins with the sixth overall pick, or if he will even still be available when Big Blue is on the clock.

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However, the former Buckeye certainly helped his case this season, leading Ohio State to a 13-1 record and Rose Bowl victory over Washington. Haskins completed 25-of-37 passes for 251 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in an impressive outing.

Haskins was named Rose Bowl MVP, Big Ten Player of the Year and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.