The New York Giants will be very short handed at quarterback Saturday when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will be the teams second preseason game.
Starting QB, Eli Manning is unavailable after receiving twelve stitches in his forehead after being injured Monday night against the Jets. Manning was in uniform but did not wear any pads or his helmet during practice yesterday.
Backup Jim Sorgi was seen in helmet but no pads. The veteran backup is nursing a sore shoulder and will be out of Saturday’s game as well. His status for the remainder of the preseason is unknown. That leaves just Rhett Bomar.
The Giants had just three quarterbacks on the roster until they signed former Holy Cross QB Dominic Randolph on Wednesday. Randolph was with the team in rookie camp but did not catch on to the roster for training camp.
Bomar, who has not taken a single snap in an NFL regular season game, will see plenty of action against the Steelers. I am sure Bomar will be ready to go and looking to prove he belongs in the league.
After being drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Bomar spent most of last season on the practice squad. The Giants are hoping Bomar can be an adequate #3 quarterback this season. He did throw for 67 yards and a touchdown on Monday, but the true test starts Saturday when Bomar will surely see a ton of action.