New York Giants: Daniel Jones Starting to Impress?

Remember when everyone decided to criticize New York Giants General Manager David Gettleman for drafting quarterback Daniel Jones out of Duke University with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft? People may not be criticizing him sooner rather than later.

Training camp for the New York Giants began last week. Since then Jones has impressed people inside the locker room, including some veteran players. Yes, they have not faced another team yet in an actual live game. However, he has made throws in practice that I thought he wouldn’t be able to make.

Daniel Jones is more athletic and a better passer than we give him credit for. He is in the same boat as Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was a year ago.


A lot of people doubted Allen’s game and he has been able to improve his game immediately with NFL coaching.

As for Daniel Jones, he will be able to prove himself once the preseason begins for the New York Giants. In fact, their first game is on Thursday, August 8 against the New York Jets.

Jones might be the one quarterback on the roster that sees that most game reps during the preseason. Eli Manning will more than likely be the Week 1 starter for the New York Giants on the road against the Dallas Cowboys come Sunday, September 8.

With that being said, Head Coach Pat Shurmur is leaving the door wide open for Daniel Jones to be the Week 1 starter. He will most likely be the backup to start the season over Alex Tanney and Kyle Lauletta.

Tanney or Lauletta will most likely be cut once the preseason is finished.

At the moment, Daniel Jones doesn’t have many receivers to work with at the moment. He didn’t have much at that position in college. Jones had a bad offensive line in college, but he has a much better offensive line now.

I don’t think Daniel Jones will need the most perfect environment to survive, but he does have the best running back behind him in the game right now in Saquon Barkley.

Jones is also 22-years-old.

The more that I think about it, the more I think that Daniel Jones could actually be better than Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the long run. One of the reasons that might be the case is that Jones started for a few years in college and Haskins only started for one season.

One-year starters have a bad history in the NFL compared to the ones that don’t.

There was also a day during training camp where Daniel Jones did not have a good day at the office. Therefore, he decided to work on his throws after practice was over. This type of character shows Jones will be a leader in the future and maybe sooner rather than later, the starting quarterback for the New York Giants.

He is also showing a fiery passion on the football field as well.

How do you feel about the progress of Daniel Jones with the New York Giants? Leave a comment below.

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