Jake Fromm benched in pathetic first NFL start as Eagles blast Giants, 34-10

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PHILADELPHIA — Jake Fromm got benched in his first NFL start for Mike Glennon on Sunday, just days after Glennon had been benched for Fromm.

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic of this Giants offense predictably didn’t improve the result. Joe Judge’s team got blasted by the Eagles, 34-10, in a disgusting NFC East display at Lincoln Financial Field.

Fromm threw for 25 yards. Seriously. The Giants (4-11) didn’t go over 100 yards of offense for the game until the fourth quarter.

They look like they won’t win another game this season. That wouldn’t be the worst thing at this point, either.

They hold two top-10 picks in April’s NFL Draft: theirs and the Chicago Bears’. Their own pick improved Sunday. One of the two picks will improve next week, too, when the Giants visit the Bears at Soldier Field.

There was a Sunday morning ESPN report, seemingly from ownership, that said the Giants plan to bring Judge and Daniel Jones back for 2022. But the report hedged and said those conversations would occur later with the new GM, which amounted to a non-story leaked on the wrong day.

The Giants’ first half defense was the only positive to hang their hat on Sunday. Everything else was an abject disaster.

The score was 3-3 at halftime thanks to a smart Giants defensive game plan and several Eagles dropped passes. The Giants’ offense had 17 yards on its first 12 plays, and somehow they were still in the game.

Then the wheels came off.

Fromm completed a pathetic 6-of-17 passes for 25 yards and an interception on the day. His INT to Eagles safety Rodney McLeod on the opening drive of the second half sealed his fate.

It led to a Boston Scott Eagles touchdown, and Judge gave Fromm only one more three-and-out drive before pulling him for Glennon.

Glennon’s 0-3 record in the previous three games had fans clamoring for the recently-signed Fromm. But Sunday’s outing called to mind former Giants coach Pat Shurmur’s comment about Kyle Lauletta’s horrifying debut in 2018:

“I fielded enough questions regarding Kyle Lauletta, that those of you that were interested in seeing him, hopefully you got a chance to see what you were looking for.”

The game devolved into a blowout as the offense remained just as inept with Glennon.

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson caught a 5-yard TD pass and leapt into the stands in celebration.

Glennon had an interception returned for a touchdown by Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton before tacking on a late touchdown pass to Evan Engram.

This Giants offense is unwatchable. The end of the season can’t come soon enough.

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