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Dave Gettleman on Saquon Barkley-Sam Darnold link: ‘I don’t care’

The two will be compared to each other for the next decade, and Dave Gettleman knows that.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman spoke to the media after the team selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold will be sharing a stadium. And a whole lot more.

The two likely will be linked for the rest of their careers after the Giants selected Barkley, a running back, and decided not to take a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft Thursday night. The Jets took Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick. The two will be compared to each other for the next decade.

Dave Gettleman knows that.

“I don’t care,” he said. “I know you’re looking at me like I’m crazy. I don’t care.”

Maybe Darnold will be the savior of the Jets. Maybe he’ll bring them a Super Bowl title (or more) in the coming years. Regardless, Gettleman said he’ll have no regrets about taking Barkley no matter what his career amounts to.

“All I care about is the New York Football Giants and every decision we make will be in the best interest of the New York Football Giants,” he said. “I don’t care about that stuff. It doesn’t bother me. Every decision that we are going to make is going to be in the best interest of this iconic franchise.’’

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