Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Sam Darnold explains his friendly rivalry with QB Josh Allen

Sam Darnold explains his friendly rivalry with QB Josh Allen

On The Dan Patrick Show, the host came right out with it and asked Manning what he would think if the Giants end up selecting a quarterback with their No. 2 pick. That could create an awkward situation in the Giants' quarterback room, with Manning essentially grooming his successor.

"Hey, I'm not the GM, " Manning said. However, playing in a city like NY certainly comes with its fair share of attention that can often be overwhelming for young quarterbacks. "I bring a lot to the table skill-wise and in a leadership role as a quarterback". With Davis Webb this year, with Geno [Smith], you're always helping them out. "It's about doing your job but also helping the other guys around you and having great communication in the quarterback room has always been important to me".

"Hey, the Giants, it's always, it's about, they've got to draft, you know, whether it's the future or for now, they've got to figure out how to put the best players on the field", Manning said.

The Giants pick second in the National Football League draft.

"Every year, you've got backup quarterbacks and they're usually going to be younger than you", Manning said. "I'd be grateful for any organization that would give me a chance to lead them to Ws". "And so I've got a job to do, and I'm excited about that opportunity".

Manning's hold on the starting job has gotten stronger since general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur were hired.

Darnold went on the NFL Network on Thursday in Minneapolis and explained the "rivalry" between the two quarterbacks leading up to the NFL Draft. This past season he threw for 4,143 yards, with 26 touchdowns and had 13 interceptions. All I can worry about is doing my job.

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