The draft this year was anything but predictable for the New York Giants organization and it could possibly be one that defines the team for the next decade. They elected to pick up QB Davis Webb in the third round of the draft, leaving fans to question if he has the potential to eventually replace Eli Manning.
Webb certainly isn’t jumping to conclusions, but he is excited about the opportunity to work with a legendary QB.
“I don’t know what my role is on the team yet. Obviously Eli Manning is a two-time Super Bowl MVP, so he is one of the best and a Hall of Fame quarterback. So I am just excited to be in the same quarterback room as him and we will see what happens. I am just trying to be a great teammate first, be prepared from a week-to-week standpoint as a quarterback because I have a long way to go,” Webb said.
Webb had a lot emotions upon hearing the news, but luckily he had the support of another top QB. He originally played football at Texas Tech with fellow draftee Patrick Mahomes and the two have maintained their friendship off of the field.
“Patrick Mahomes and I are very close friends. Obviously we were together at Texas Tech and we have kind of stayed in touch ever since then. So it was cool to go through the draft process with him and I am looking forward to seeing how he does in Kansas City with the Chiefs organization and obviously I will be rooting for him,” Webb said.
These two guys shared a similar experience and their journey ahead will both be shaped by learning and development. Mahomes won’t be seeing the field anytime soon as Alex Smith remains the team’s go-to starting QB. Webb will also be heading into next season as a student, learning from Manning’s 13 years of experience — a position he is more than comfortable with.
“I am just excited to be a part of a great organization. I commit to the controllables, and the Giants thought enough of me to pick me tonight and I am just very thankful for the opportunity and I am looking forward to meeting teammates and getting in the playbook and being in the weight room and just develop relationships and be a great quarterback,” Webb said.