Daniel Jones is in good hands
Even though Eli Manning is no longer a player for the New York Giants, he’s remained a mentor to their current starting quarterback Daniel Jones.
“I’m still kind of, seniority thing there,” Manning told The NY Post on Tuesday. “I’ll still buy him lunch for now — until he gets that second contract, then we’ll switch it up.”
Hopefully Jones will reach his second contract with the Giants after an up and down second season. The one thing he still needs to work on is being more consistent when it comes to taking care of the football.
The good thing is that Manning knows exactly what Jones has been going through and understands how it is to deal with the New York media as a young player.
“He’s just learning,” Manning said. “Part of being a young quarterback is learning how everything works, learning how the NFL works, being the starting quarterback and the New York media and everything that goes with it.”
Jones did show a lot of imporvement during the second part of the 2020 season and Manning noticed.
“I thought the second half of the season he played much better,” Manning said. “He eliminated some of the turnovers, starting to learn how to manage the game and learn hey, when you got a bad play or the guy’s not open how to either tuck the ball or how to take a sack, knowing when it’s time to stop competing and stop trying to make something happen when nothing’s there. He did a good job of playing through injuries, learning how to play when you’re banged up.
“The Giants are on the right path, Daniel is on the right path, and they’ll continue to make strides as the whole team, a young team that continues to be around the same offense and get comfortable with the way it’s supposed to be executed.’’