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NEW YORK — Giants quarterback Jake Fromm is expected to make his first NFL start on Sunday in Philadelphia. He was the first quarterback under center during individual drills at Thursday’s practice in East Rutherford, N.J. So it’s relevant to review Fromm’s brief time with the Buffalo Bills, which was highlighted by a lowlight.

In June 2020, a Fromm text conversation with a childhood friend from 2019 was posted to Twitter. On the topic of guns, Fromm had written: “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.”

Fromm’s text was made public as widespread protests were underway nationwide following the murder of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Fromm’s former Georgia teammate Terry Godwin II tweeted he’d “lost all respect” for him.

Fromm, a fifth-round rookie, apologized to his Bills’ teammates. But Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said “he’s got a lot to do to earn the trust and confidence of the players and everyone else in the building back.” And Fromm was buried on the practice squad, fourth on the QB depth chart, until the Giants signed him three weeks ago.

“For me, going to a new situation and a new locker room, there weren’t a whole lot of guys that really knew me,” Fromm said Wednesday. “So I was really selling myself and saying, ‘Hey guys, this is me, this is my heart, this is who I really am.’ And it’s a really long hard road to earn people’s trust, and I’m just super thankful for that family there in Buffalo who really took me in and helped me.”

Asked if thought the incident affected his standing on the Bills’ roster, Fromm said: “No, I don’t think so.” Asked if anyone in the Giants building had broached the subject to him, he said: “No, sir.” Now he will likely lead the Giants (4-10) into Lincoln Financial Field to face the Eagles (7-7) on Sunday.