Dave Gettleman insists there were at least two teams that intended to draft Daniel Jones if the New York Giants had waited until the 17th pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.
The Giants, who had the sixth, 17th and 30th picks in the first round, took the quarterback at No. 6.
"I can say this to you guys right now. When we got in here Thursday night, the question was posed, 'Why didn't you wait until 17?'" Gettleman said. "Well, I know for a fact there were two teams that would have taken him in front of 17. I know that for a fact.
"So it's tough. It really is. It wasn't easy for me to pass up Josh Allen," he added, referring to the Kentucky linebacker who was selected at No. 7. "For me, my background, that was very, very difficult. But I think that much of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback."