Donovan McNabb Rips Giants For Daniel Jones Pick

Donovan McNabb doesn't know what Dave Gettleman and the Giants were thinking last Thursday

Tiki and Tierney
May 02, 2019 - 11:42 am
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A few weeks after sharing his candid thoughts on Carson Wentz, Donovan McNabb shared his candid thoughts on the New York Giants.

“What in the heck were the Giants doing drafting (Daniel) Jones at 6?” McNabb asked on Tiki & Tierney. “I don’t care if he had breakfast or lunch with the Mannings over a consistent four years (or if David) Cutcliffe was his head coach. He is not deserving of that sixth pick.”

Dave Gettleman defended the pick, claiming two other teams were strongly interested in Jones, which is why the Giants didn’t want to risk waiting until pick 17 to draft him.

McNabb doesn’t buy that.

“Who was going to draft him?” McNabb asked. “Stop. Tiki, I know you’re well-loved back in New York and the Giants are happy about you. Come on, Tiki. Let’s be real. Nobody was going to draft (him).”

But doesn’t Jones’ style and demeanor remind you of Eli Manning?

“No, I’m not going to even put Eli down like that,” McNabb said. “I know Eli in the last five years hasn’t been great, and I thought Eli would have been gone three years ago. But you (Gettleman) tell me Eli has still got a lot in the tank (and) he’s got about three more years. OK, in New York, if you ain’t making the playoffs, that’s a problem.”

While McNabb wasn’t a fan of the Giants taking Jones at No. 6, he was a fan of the Redskins taking Dwayne Haskins at No. 15.

But will the Redskins properly develop him?

“I hope so,” McNabb said. “From what I understand, he’s a good kid. What we saw last year was a different offense that we’ve ever seen from Ohio State, and it says a lot about this young man, the way he played, the way he played versus top talent, the numbers he put up. The Washington Redskins, to me, probably had the best draft of them all. They got pass-rushers on defense, filled voids they needed, they got a quarterback, they figured out receiver, another running back – I just think for Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins, they’re moving in the right direction.”

Jay Gruden just needs to put it all together. He enters his sixth season as Washington’s head coach and has finished 8-7-1 or worse three years in a row.

“I thought Eli would have been gone three years ago; I could have said the same thing about Jay Gruden,” McNabb said. “Jay Gruden hasn’t done much since he’s been there. When is he ever going to be on the hot seat? Well, if he does something with Haskins, now he keeps his job and he has a young quarterback to build off of.”