The Giants might take a quarterback who they see as their next franchise guy No. 2 overall during Thursday night's NFL Draft in Dallas. But Davis Webb isn't sweating it.
"No, because Mr. [General Manager Dave] Gettleman gets paid a lot and he's very high up on the chain and his job is to make a decision that's going to help the Giants," Webb said on Wednesday at the Giants' Minicamp. "So, if that's a quarterback, or if that's another position, whatever. As long as it helps the New York Football Giants, and that's all I'm about. I'm a team guy, I've said that last year, I'll say it again. My number one goal is to be the best teammate I possibly can be and whoever we get [with the] number two overall pick, we're excited about and he's going to be a great member of our team."
Webb, who didn't play in any regular season games in 2017 despite Eli Manning getting benched toward the end of the season, is simply waiting for his chance. And he isn't worried about proving himself between now and Week 1.
"I don't have to prove anything," Webb said. "All I've got to do is show what I've got and that's up to them. I try to do the best I can in the meeting rooms, the weight workouts, the practices especially. Just kind of show what I have and let them make a decision. It's out of my control and I'm not really too worried about it, I promise. I just work hard and I know I'm going to get a chance someday."
The Giants selected the 23-year-old Webb in the 3rd round (87th overall) of the 2017 Draft, and he believes he's earned the respect of Manning, who he's looking forward to continuing to learn from.
"I think I got his respect early on last year, kind of doing so much stuff for him week to week, scheming defense wise," Webb said. "Now, we're on the same level. When I got here a year ago, Eli was, I think, year four in the system. So, he was at like algebra 20 and I was in addition. So, I kind of caught up a little bit towards the end of the season, not near his level, obviously. But now, we're kind of starting off in addition and now we're moving on to algebra one. So, we're getting there, we're kind of learning together and it's been a lot of fun learning with him and he's got a lot of experience."