Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was stunned when the New York Giants took Daniel Jones No. 6 overall.
It wasn’t all cheers when the New York Giants selected quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft. Some felt they could’ve taken an edge rusher to fix their depleting pass rush and then take Jones with their No. 17 pick. Some just felt that Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (who went No. 15 overall to Washington) would’ve been the better option.
All-in-all, many were stunned when the pick was made. Add second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to that list.
In a recent interview with Clay Skipper of GQ, Mayfield shared his thoughts over the Big Blue selection.
“I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,” Mayfield said. “Blows my mind.”
Mayfield, who set the record for most single-season touchdown passes by a rookie with 27, additionally touched upon the issues with picking the right quarterback in the NFL.
“Some people overthink it,” Mayfield added, per Skipper. “That’s where people go wrong. They forget you’ve gotta win.”
The Giants are definitely in a rebuild-type mode and may not win many games this year or in the near future. Yet, they’re doing what they can to head in the right direction, and that comes with selecting an eventual replacement for Eli Manning.
Thus far in the preseason, Jones has completed 16 of his 19 throws for 228 yards and two touchdowns. He hasn’t thrown an interception yet (*knocks on wood*) but he did lose two fumbles in their second exhibition game against the Chicago Bears.