Bruce Allen says Giants GM Dave Gettleman ‘has no clue’ about Redskins’ draft board
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman defended his decision to draft Daniel Jones at No. 6 by claiming he knew “for a fact” that two teams (reportedly the Redskins and the Broncos) would pick Jones before the Giants went again at No. 17. But Redskins president Bruce Allen begs to differ.
Appearing on NFL Network’s Total Access, Allen stated that the Redskins got the quarterback they wanted all along in Dwayne Haskins, not Jones. He also confidently claimed that Gettleman was not privy to the Redskins’ plans for the draft.
“We picked the player we wanted to pick,” Allen said of Haskins per Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “I’m almost positive Dave has no clue what our draft board would be. I don’t know which draft boards he knows, but he doesn’t know ours.”
Allen admitted that the Redskins had considered trading up to make sure they got Haskins, but they were able to stand pat at No. 15 after the Giants took Jones so early.
It’s important to remember to take whatever the two GMs are saying with a grain of salt. They may just be doing their best to put a positive spin on their picks from their perspective.
But regardless of what anyone may or may not have known about the draft, the fact of the matter is that both NFC East rivals now have new quarterbacks of the future.
And the most important thing for both teams now is to put those young QBs in the best position to succeed moving forward. And the performance of those QBs will ultimately be how both Gettleman and Allen will be judged.