Famous New York Giants fans such as Geroge R.R. Martin and Joe Budden have been quite critical of the team as of late because of their questionable sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft. The team went off the board and selected quarterback Daniel Jones from Duke, who wasn’t even considered good enough to be picked in the first round. General Manager Dave Gettleman has been defending the pick and recently, he doubled down saying he’s confident that he can give Jones the keys to the franchise.
“In three years we’ll find out how crazy I am,” Gettleman told NBC Sports’ Peter King. “The one thing I have learned is you don’t fool around with a quarterback. If he’s your guy, you take him. If you put 32 general managers in a room and gave them [truth serum], every single one of them would tell you a story of how they got cute in a draft and it cost them a player they wanted. So, you don’t get cute there. You don’t get cute with a quarterback.”
Gettleman explained that he watched Jones in the Senior Bowl this past season and after having only watched three possessions, he could tell that the Duke QB was who they had to take.
“After the three series I watched, I saw a professional quarterback,” Gettleman explained. “So that’s when I was in full-blown love.”
Giants fans can only hope that Gettleman is right and that Jones becomes the quarterback the team feels he can be.