Pat Shurmur was on one phone welcoming the new Giants quarterback while at the same time Dave Gettleman was on another phone, reassuring the old quarterback that he was not on his way out, at least not yet.
The dueling calls were necessary because the Giants surprised the football world — and many of their fans — on Thursday night by selecting quarterback Daniel Jones of Duke with the sixth pick in the N.F.L. draft. The team hopes Jones will eventually replace Eli Manning as the franchise quarterback.
The Giants, who made a bold selection last year when they chose running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick, generated much of the buzz of the first night of this year’s draft by taking Jones and two other players in the first round.
The Giants also chose Dexter Lawrence, a hefty interior defensive lineman from Clemson, with the No. 17 pick and traded up with the Seattle Seahawks to select Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, considered by many to be the best cover corner available, with the 30th pick.
“We feel we got three guys who are going to impact this franchise for a long time,” Gettleman said.
But Jones was the choice that garnered the most attention, both for the reaction to his selection and for the transition he potentially represents, and he could come to define Gettleman’s tenure as general manager. That was why the Giants wanted to make sure that Manning, the 38-year-old veteran who has led the team to two Super Bowl titles, heard about it from them first.
Gettleman said he had told Manning on the phone that he remained the starting quarterback, and he later told reporters that Manning was “fine” with the choice, even though it could hasten his departure and possibly ignite a quarterback controversy in the short term. Manning and Gettleman are both aware that because the Giants drafted Jones so high — passing on the more pressing need for an elite pass rusher in the process — there will be considerable pressure to see what Jones can do.
Whether that comes during a losing streak in 2019 with Manning struggling, at the start of the 2020 season or perhaps later, Gettleman would not say. But he made it abundantly clear how enamored he was with Jones, for both his mental acuity and his physical talent.
“I loved him on film,” Gettleman said. “I absolutely was in full-bloom love.”
Many of the Giants fans who went to MetLife Stadium to watch the draft did not share Gettleman’s passion for Jones, and they vented their displeasure as soon as the pick was announced. The reaction from commentators and fans on Twitter and football message boards was quick, and uniformly negative.
On ESPN, Mike Golic immediately exploded into laughter when the Jones pick was made. On Yahoo’s coverage, the commentators did the same.
Josh Allen, the fearsome edge rusher from Kentucky, was available when the Giants made their selection, and many fans had been hoping the team would take him and perhaps wait until later — or perhaps even until next year, when the crop of signal callers entering the draft is thought to be better — to find their next quarterback.
Indeed, the Jacksonville Jaguars scooped up Allen with the No. 7 pick. The Giants could have drafted Allen at No. 6 and taken the chance that Jones would still be available when they chose again with the No. 17 pick. But when you are in love, sometimes the heart won’t wait.
“I was not willing to risk it,” Gettleman said, adding: “The kid is really talented, a really talented football player.”
Gettleman also passed on Dwayne Haskins, the Ohio State quarterback who many feel has a better résumé and a higher upside than Jones. The Washington Redskins, divisional rivals of the Giants, chose Haskins with the 15th pick.
Haskins’s own reaction to the Jones pick was a laugh, a shake of the head and a shrug of the shoulders.
Jones, a walk-on and a three-year starter at Duke, is 6 feet 5 inches and 220 pounds, with the ability to throw accurately from the pocket and on the run. In his years at Duke, he was not statistically overwhelming. He had a .599 completion percentage and threw 52 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.
Jones passed for between 2,600 and 2,900 yards in each of his three seasons, in an era in which two dozen quarterbacks a year break 3,000 and a few, including the No. 1 pick, Kyler Murray, surpass 4,000. Jones’s adjusted yards per pass was 6.9 his senior year. Murray led the nation at 13, and Haskins was at 10.3.
“You just can’t look at the raw numbers and say, ‘This guy can do it, he can’t do it,’” Shurmer said. “There’s reasons why a ball is complete or incomplete. I really wouldn’t share with you why that is, but I thought he was very productive.”
Shurmer also said that when he spoke to Manning after the pick had been made, he had told him that it was not his responsibility to teach Jones. His job will be to play well and keep Jones on the bench. For how long? Gettleman said it could be more than a year, and he invoked Aaron Rodgers, who sat for three years behind Brett Favre after being chosen in the first round by Green Bay in 2005.
When Jones does arrive to work, he will not be a stranger to Manning. Both quarterbacks played under David Cutcliffe in college. Cutcliffe also was the quarterbacks coach for Peyton Manning at the University of Tennessee, and he remains close to both Mannings.
Jones has worked out with the Mannings at Duke and at their passing camp in the off-season. Some even see Jones as another version of a Manning brother. But Jones acknowledged that he must cut his own path to success.
“Understanding that I’m going to be myself and not try to be Eli,” he said of his approach, “and not try to be anyone but myself. Having confidence in who I am is going to be key to that process.”B:
【浑】【浑】【噩】【噩】【上】【了】【一】【天】【的】【班】，【到】【下】【班】【的】【时】【候】【谨】【安】【除】【了】【已】【经】【吐】【出】【来】【的】【早】【饭】，【一】【口】【饭】【都】【没】【有】【吃】。 【到】【奶】【奶】【家】【的】【家】【的】【时】【候】【叶】【言】【言】【已】【经】【在】【收】【拾】【东】【西】【了】，【她】【的】【头】【发】【有】【些】【散】【乱】，【看】【上】【去】【很】【没】【有】【精】【神】。 “【奶】【奶】【醒】【了】【吗】？【谨】【安】【站】【在】【卧】【室】【门】【口】【有】【些】【紧】【张】【的】【问】【到】。 “【醒】【了】。”【叶】【言】【言】【还】【在】【一】【件】【件】【的】【收】【拾】【衣】【服】，【看】【样】【并】【不】【想】【和】【谨】【安】【多】【说】【话】。
【那】【日】【之】【后】，【南】【宫】【虹】【歌】【将】【自】【己】【困】【在】【房】【屋】【内】，【三】【日】【三】【夜】【不】【肯】【出】【来】。【南】【宫】【琮】【心】【疼】【不】【已】，【可】【他】【想】【起】【那】【天】【女】【儿】【回】【来】【时】【那】【刀】【锋】【一】【样】【的】【眼】【神】，【心】【就】【更】【痛】。【至】【今】【想】【起】【来】，【心】【还】【很】【寒】。 【南】【宫】【虹】【歌】【从】【来】【都】【是】【勃】【勃】【生】【机】，【就】【算】【被】【刘】【旭】【放】【弃】，【也】【是】【富】【有】【生】【命】【力】【的】。【可】【她】【那】【日】【眼】【中】【却】【没】【有】【任】【何】【神】【采】，【仿】【佛】【所】【有】【的】【光】【都】【熄】【灭】【了】【一】【样】，【心】【如】【死】【灰】【地】【说】【道】2017黄大仙码报图【三】【年】【后】。 【满】【京】【都】【的】【街】【市】【都】【沉】【浸】【在】【热】【闹】【欢】【快】【的】【气】【氛】【之】【中】，【几】【个】【小】【孩】【在】【大】【街】【上】【上】【蹿】【下】【跳】【的】【疯】【跑】，【手】【上】【还】【抓】【着】【一】【把】【糖】【果】。 “【二】【蛋】【你】【分】【我】【一】【个】！【你】【抢】【了】【这】【么】【多】，【我】【方】【才】【都】【没】【抢】【到】【糖】！” “【你】【自】【个】【儿】【不】【会】【抢】，【去】【郡】【主】【府】【门】【口】【候】【着】【去】，【一】【会】【儿】【没】【准】【儿】【还】【能】【撒】【呢】！” “【嘿】【你】【分】【我】【一】【个】！【你】【分】【我】【一】【个】！” “【不】【给】【不】【给】
“【恭】【喜】【县】【佐】！”【常】【圆】【莫】【名】【其】【妙】【的】【来】【了】【这】【么】【一】【句】：“【快】【快】【里】【面】【请】，【我】【家】【主】【人】【已】【经】【等】【候】【多】【时】【了】。” “【哦】？【县】【尊】【知】【道】【我】【要】【来】？” “【不】【不】【不】，【即】【便】【今】【日】【县】【佐】【不】【来】，【我】【也】【会】【亲】【自】【去】【请】。” “【什】【么】【事】【呀】！【竟】【然】【还】【要】【请】【我】？” 【常】【圆】【嘿】【嘿】【的】【笑】：“【定】【然】【是】【好】【事】，【还】【是】【让】【我】【家】【主】【人】【告】【诉】【县】【佐】【比】【较】【妥】【当】，【请】！” 【常】【事】【的】【书】
【半】【年】【后】，A【市】【的】【头】【版】【头】【条】【上】【的】【消】【息】，【都】【被】【卫】【家】【给】【占】【了】。 【第】【一】【条】，【便】【是】【卫】【氏】【集】【团】【的】【大】【少】【爷】【卫】【灏】【景】，【将】【正】【式】【接】【手】【卫】【氏】【集】【团】，【成】【为】【了】【卫】【氏】【集】【团】【的】【新】【一】【任】【董】【事】【长】。 【第】【二】【条】【消】【息】，【卫】【氏】【集】【团】【前】【任】【董】【事】【长】【卫】【辰】【逸】，【因】【涉】【嫌】【谋】【杀】【被】【捕】，【震】【惊】【商】【业】。 【第】【三】【条】【消】【息】，【隐】【世】【医】【学】【世】【家】【晏】【家】【的】【大】【小】【姐】【订】【婚】，【对】【象】【竟】【然】【就】【是】【卫】【氏】【集】【团】【的】
“【你】【是】【在】【责】【怪】【我】【吗】？”【唐】【久】【襄】【欢】【也】【奔】【着】【生】【气】【起】【来】，【刚】【才】【的】【笑】【容】【一】【转】【眼】【就】【不】【见】【了】。 【她】【只】【不】【过】【开】【着】【玩】【笑】【而】【已】，【压】【根】【就】【没】【有】【做】【什】【么】【出】【格】【的】【事】【情】，【只】【不】【过】【想】【要】【刺】【激】【一】【下】【萧】**，【没】【有】【想】【到】【他】【会】【有】【这】【么】【大】【的】【反】【应】。 “【是】【啊】，【我】【知】【道】【你】【想】【说】【什】【么】，【你】【是】【不】【是】【想】【说】【我】【道】【德】【有】【问】【题】，【人】【品】【有】【问】【题】【呀】，【现】【在】【就】【像】【你】【说】【的】，【你】【也】【看】【见】【了】