Webb signed on to the New York Jets practice squad Tuesday after going unclaimed on Monday. The Jets reached out to him and told him they wanted to add him to their practice squad. The Jets released quarterback John Wolford from the practice squad to make room for Webb.
“I feel like this is the best decision for me,” Webb said. “They showed a lot of interest and I felt wanted. I’m excited to be here. There’s no doubt about that. I get to keep my house too.”
Webb, a 2016 third-round pick, said the Giants gave him no reason for waiving him.
“I didn’t need a reason,” Webb said. “They made a decision. I didn’t agree with it. I don’t think many people did, especially my teammates. I’ve moved on and I wish them nothing but the best.”
Webb made a point to show how much he’s moved on.
“I wouldn’t say ticked off,” he said when asked he was “ticked off” the Giants waived him. “I think that’s kind of a trick question. I think you have to earn it every single day in this league. I have another opportunity.”
He also talked about a conversation he had with Eli Manning after the Giants let him go.
“That was an emotional conversation for both of us, considering how close we are,” Webb said. “We wished each other luck. I know he’ll be rooting for me. He gave me a lot of positives and a lot of feedback. I took it and I’m ready to be a great teammate here.”
Webb will get a chance to be Sam Darnold‘s backup with the Jets. He is already familiar with his new teammate. Darnold attended an Elite 11 camp where Webb was a counselor when they were in high school.
“He (Webb) was somebody we looked at coming out (of the draft),” Jets head coach Todd Bowles said. “To have him available and be able to work with him on the practice squad is something that intrigued us about him with the size (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) and the arm.”
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