New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman told the media at the NFL Combine this week that he wants to find Big Blue’s next franchise quarterback.
The New York Giants have a serious decision to make via the 2019 NFL Draft. Do they take a quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick? Do they look to the defensive side of the ball? What about an offensive lineman with that pick?
Giants GM Dave Gettleman basically gave his take on the decision, but didn’t confirm it would be for this year’s draft.
Gettleman basically stated his “dream” when speaking to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine this week. Gettleman wants to be lounging on Cape Cod in the future, watching a veteran quarterback lead Big Blue on a playoff run. He wishes for that quarterback, however, to be one that he drafted.
“And then enjoy the hell out of it,” Gettleman said. “That’s a gift, and that’s what I’d like to do for the New York Giants.”
However, Gettleman noted that they couldn’t reach for anyone in the draft. You have to essentially confirm to yourself that whomever you pick is the right guy at the right time.
“I think at the end of the day, you can’t say to yourself, ‘I’m going to get him next year,’” Gettleman mentioned. “You evaluate the Q’s, and you take the guy when you believe he’s the guy and it’s at the right spot. You can’t worry about the future because now someone else is going to say, well, in two years there are a couple college quarterbacks that are coming out that are really amazing. … So at the end of the day, if the right guy is there at the right time who we think is the right guy, we’ll pull the (trigger).”
The Giants could most certainly take a quarterback with their first-round selection. The three guys that hopefully will be available at the time of their sixth pick will be Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray and Duke QB Daniel Jones.
However, at this very moment, it doesn’t seem like the Giants absolutely love any of the quarterbacks.
On Wednesday, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur told the media that he “fully expects” Eli Manning to be back with Big Blue in 2019. Only time will tell as far as who they select. However, they could possibly get one of the quarterbacks mentioned and have him sit for a year and learn behind Manning. It worked for the Chiefs and NFL MVP Pat Mahomes, so maybe that route could be the best scenario for the G-Men.
The NFL Draft takes place in Nashville, TN from April 25-27.