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Dave Gettleman is not prepared to start out scheduling Eli Manning’s farewell tour simply but.

Forward of the 2019 NFL draft, the New York Giants basic supervisor famous his admiration for the quarterback succession plan enacted by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, who chosen Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 decide in 2017 and sat him for a season behind Alex Smith earlier than handing him the reins.

However after Gettleman grabbed Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick within the first spherical on Thursday, he pointed to a different transition for a veteran as a potential highway map for his personal staff.

“Perhaps we will be the Inexperienced Bay mannequin the place (Aaron) Rodgers sat for 3 years,” stated Gettleman,  “Who is aware of? It is a kind of offers the place it would not make a distinction what place it’s. You possibly can by no means have too many good gamers at one place.”

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Gettleman stated the staff had the identical grade on Jones as they did for Kentucky go rusher Josh Allen, who was taken one decide later by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A 3-year starter at Duke, the 6-foot-5, 221-pound passer threw for eight,201 yards with 52 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

“It is a fantastic factor when want and worth match,” Gettleman stated. “We’re thrilled to get Daniel. He was up there with everyone else on our board when it comes to worth. He’s simply good for us. We actually imagine on this child. We actually imagine he is gonna be a pleasant — not a pleasant — an actual high quality quarterback for us, for our franchise.”

The Giants additionally chosen Clemson defensive deal with Dexter Lawrence at No. 17 and traded as much as take Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker at No. 30.

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