Davis Webb of the Giants reacts during the second quarter against the...

Davis Webb of the Giants reacts during the second quarter against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Jan. 8  in Philadelphia. Credit: Getty Images/Mitchell Leff

Davis Webb’s playing career was the means to an end. Even from the day he was drafted by the Giants as a potential heir to Eli Manning’s job in 2017, he always knew his true calling was coaching. Now, less than two months after making his first and only NFL start as a player, he is completing the transition.

Webb, 28, will become the new quarterbacks coach for the Broncos, according to ESPN, joining Sean Payton’s staff to work with Russell Wilson, 34

Webb  had an opportunity to become the Bills’ quarterbacks coach last offseason but decided to devote one more season to his playing career. He signed with the Giants and spent most of the year as a valuable asset to the position group but a third-stringer on the practice squad.

In Week 18, though, with the Giants’ playoff fate determined and Daniel Jones resting, Webb was tapped to start against the Eagles. He completed 23 of 40 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in the 22-16 loss, calling the experience “something I’ll never forget.”

There was the potential for Webb to remain with the Giants on their staff if there had been a shakeup, with offensive coordinator Mike Kafka landing a head-coaching job. With Kafka back for 2023, there were no appropriate openings for Webb, and he began looking elsewhere for the long-awaited foray into his new career.

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