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Giants GM Dave Gettleman says ‘we’ll see how crazy I am in three years’ about Daniel Jones

Dave Gettleman, Daniel Jones

If you take Dave Gettleman at his word, then he had to take Daniel Jones when he did. Otherwise, the former Duke quarterback would not have been available at the New York Giants’ 17th overall pick.

That may very well be true. But, nevertheless, Gettleman’s decision to select Jones sixth overall has been met with criticism from every direction.

That notion has been refuted by several members of the media, though. Gettleman has pushed back at critics by doing something he did ahead of the draft as well.

He’s pointing to his history of being involved in successful organizations and lamenting the lack of patience others are showing for his rebuilding effort.

“The bottom line is, I have confidence in what I do and who I am,” Gettleman said via NBC Sports. “I’ve been a part of organizations that had pretty good quarterbacks — Jim Kelly, John Elway, Kerry Collins, Eli Manning, Cam Newton. … I’ve been a part of teams that went to seven Super Bowls. I had a hand in some of them. But today, there’s no patience. And there’s no room for civil discourse in our society, which I find sad.”

The list of quarterbacks above were not taken when Gettleman was GM, though, and their selection didn’t leave him in the spotlight the way the Jones pick will.

Gettleman told Peter King, “we’ll find out how crazy I am” in three years.

Will the Giants be that patient if their 8-32 record over the last two years proves more telling of the future than Gettleman’s past?