“I don’t have to prove anything.”
So much for the idea that there is pressure on second-year quarterback Davis Webb to perform well during the ongoing voluntary mini-camp to prove to the New York Giants that they don’t need to select a quarterback this week in the 2018 NFL Draft.
“All I’ve gotta do is show what I’ve got. I try to do the best I can in the meeting rooms, the weight workouts, practice especially. Just kinda 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,” an emphatic Webb said on Wednesday.
“Just work hard and I know I’m going to get a chance someday.”
Webb, of course, was a third-round pick last season by previous GM Jerry Reese. Both new GM Dave Gettleman and new head coach Pat Shurmur have previously said they really didn’t know Webb well.
Shurmur had said Tuesday that he wasn’t looking at the voluntary mini-camp as a tryout for Webb.
“I think for him there has been a lot that has been made of this is like his tryout. Well, I don’t think so. I think he’s just like every other player out here. They’re trying to take what we give them and then go out here and execute and try to execute at a high level and I don’t think there needs to be any anxiety on his part – get trained up, come on out here, let it rip and mistakes happen in practice and you learn from them,” Shurmur said. “I think that’s why you practice, so I think you have to be careful about making a final evaluation on a guy in a three-day period here. He just needs to come out here and get as good as he can be.”
That certainly sounds like Webb’s on-field plan. His off-field plan does not appear to include obsessing over what may or may not happen Thursday night.
“Mr. Gettleman gets paid a lot. His job is to make a decision that’s going to help the Giants,” Webb said. “If that’s a quarterback or if that’s another position, whatever. As long as it helps the New York Football Giants. I’m a team guy, I’ve said that last year, I’ll say it again. My No. 1 goal is to be the best teammate I possibly can be.”