Former USC quarterback Sam Darnold would love to be drafted by the New York Giants so Eli Manning can mentor him.
Former USC quarterback Sam Darnold could be on his way to New York soon.
The New York Giants have the number two pick in April’s draft while the New York Jets hold the number six slot down. Both teams are interested in Darnold, who could also go to the Cleveland Browns, who have the number one and four picks and are in need of a quarterback. Darnold doesn’t care which team he goes to.
“I have no preference honestly,” he told WFAN, per Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. “It’s just been a dream of mine to play in the NFL for so long. I’d be grateful for any organization that would give me a chance to lead them to Ws.”
“It would be amazing. If I do get drafted by New York and he was there, it’d be an amazing opportunity to get better,” he said. “I was at the Manning Passing Academy, it was a great opportunity for me to get better, and I learned a lot from Eli. He’s a great guy, great personality, him and Peyton both.”
The former USC quarterback also said that it would be awesome if the Jets drafted him. This past season he threw for 4,143 yards, with 26 touchdowns and had 13 interceptions. Darnold would be a good pick for the Giants since he could get better with Manning mentoring him and the team could be looking at who will be Manning’s replacement.
Now we wait to see if Darnold gets drafted by the Giants or Jets or another team.