Giants quarterback Eli Manning is now 38 years of age, and it’s quite clear that his best years are beyond him.
As such, the team drafted Duke product Daniel Jones with sixth pick to be Manning’s successor. And while it was initially projected that Jones might not even play this season — or, if he does, it would be during the middle of the team’s campaign — he appears to be coming along nicely in his development.
Jones has looked solid at minicamp, and has impressed the coaches around him. That’s why he could actually start against the Cowboys in Week 1.
Giants are maybe looking to take a page out of the Jets’ playbook in how they handled Sam Darnold, it seems.