New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman faced questions on Saturday night about why he drafted Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the 6th pick of the first-round and didn’t wait to draft him with the 17th pick. According to Gettleman there were two teams that would have drafted Jones prior to the Giants 17th pick.
“Well, I know for a fact there were two teams that would have taken him in front of 17. I know that for a fact. So it’s tough. It really is. It wasn’t easy for me to pass up Josh Allen. For me, my background, that was very, very difficult. But I think that much of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback.”
Why didn't Dave Gettleman wait until 17 to take Daniel Jones?
"I know for a fact there were tei teams that would've taken him in front of 17,” he said. “I know that for a fact"
(The two teams, according to NFL sources: The Redskins and Broncos)pic.twitter.com/IFa9JAXT07
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) April 28, 2019
The two teams that were reportedly going to draft Jones were the Redskins and Broncos. Both of those teams did end up taking a quarterback and there are reports from both franchises that neither of them were going to draft the Duke QB.
Broncos reporter Mike Klis says Denver was never in on Jones, “It was NOT the Broncos. They were not taking any QB at 10. And Drew Lock was their No 1 QB on board, not Jones.”
ESPN’s Dianna Russini backed that up and added that the Redskins were never going to take Jones either, “The Redskins and Broncos were never taking Daniel Jones. In Washington, some tried to convince ownership they should take Jones but it never was going to happen.”
It looks like Gettleman got some bad information or was completely played by the Redskins and the Broncos. Either way taking Jones in the first round was a completely idiotic move. It’s a worse pick than the Jaguars drafting Blake Bortles with the 3rd pick, they at least got an AFC Championship game appearance out of it.
(h/t The Spun)
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