A college mate at Patrick Mahomes? Examines.
As a rookie NFL player, fellow Eli Manning? Examines.
The past three years, fellow Josh Allen? Examines.
Davis Webb was in the same boardroom with three great quarterbacks, a room he now shares with Daniel Jones at Webb’s The second round with the giants. Webb’s eyes are more educated than most, as he turned down a quarterback coach position with the Bills for the 2022 season to keep his football career as long as possible.
One day, Webb will actually coach NFL quarterbacks. Today, he gets to know Daniel Jones and says something about the start of the Giants team that sounds rather amazing.
“He’s the toughest quarterback I’ve been around. Probably the smartest quarterback I’ve been around,” Webb said Thursday after the 9th organized group activity.
Now wait there. Webb was near Mahomes, Manning, and Allen. How could he make these allegations about Daniel Jones?
“He has really good questions in meetings, he takes really good notes, he’s always looking to improve, the weight room, the training ground, the boardroom he’s totally in, and it’s fun to have a teammate like that,” Webb said. “He cares a lot and makes the most of his teammates. He is a good footballer Dang. I think he will have his best year.”
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A more serious worker than Mahomes and Manning and Allen? Smarter too? Webb admitted that Manning was 35 when he called him a teammate in 2017 and that Jones can’t keep up with that experience yet.
“He’s very smart at 25, and he’s a lot smarter than I was two years ago,” Webb said.
Webb’s indoctrination and his first stay with the Giants was brief and sometimes strange. Ben McAdoo, head coach and resident strength quarterback, never saw or discovered Webb when the Giants made him in the third round in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Webb sat behind Manning and McAdoo and deemed Webb not yet ready when the franchise’s decision was made to get younger back players (Geno Smith and Webb) to play extended time of the lost season. McAdoo’s plan was to start Smith on the road to face the Invaders in Week 13 and then prepare Webb to move in the next two weeks after that, against the Eagles. Manning went to the bench – ending his 210 regular-season start streak – Smith started and lost and the next day McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired. Manning was reinstated and Webb never got a shot.
“It was a good learning experience, both as a player and as a future coach,” Webb said. “Write it down, and if it does, I have a good basis for what to do and what not to do.”
Released in late summer 2018, Webb has spent that season in the Jets coaching squad and has impressed the past three years with the Buffalo coaching staff. In the Bells Training Squad. His NFL totals: Play one game, consisting of two kneelings in defeating the Jets last season.
Webb could have started his coaching career this season with the Bills, but he avoided that offer to sign with the Giants, reuniting with head coach Brian Dabol and general manager Joe Schoen. Webb knows Daboll’s playbook from their time with the Bills and should be a valuable resource for Jones and Tyrod Taylor as they learn their new offensive.
“I have a lot of appreciation for Davis, as a person first, and how he does his job,” Daboll said. “He’s excellent in boardrooms, he’s good in other positions. It’s nice to have people who know your system, no doubt about that, but I want him to go out there and play quarterback too. He bounced a little bit in the league and we’ll give him a chance to play there.”
Webb says he believes in himself as wearing two hats, one as a player and one as a mentor, based on his intricate knowledge of Daboll’s crime.
To help facilitate Jones’ learning process And Taylor, Webb actually asked a fairly famous quarterback player for a tutorial. The Giants, with new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, are incorporating part of the playbook used by the Chiefs. This off-season Webb reached out to Mahomes, his former Texas Tech teammate, and helped Mahomes break a movie to several plays in Kansas City offense for the Giants quarterbacks.
“A few things from his point of view,” Webb said. “Mike does a great job pinning all the plays every day and it always helps to have someone manage it as well to talk about it.”
Webb walked this spring and saw only three players from the 2017 Giants roster still with the team: Sterling Shepherd, Sacon Barkley and Nick Gates. His goal is to make the 53-player roster, which would only be possible if Daboll chose to keep three quarterbacks. maybe you can be Another season on the coaching team.
“We have a good room so it’s going to be tough,” Webb said.
At the moment, Webb is a player. As well as a very involved fellow.