Eli Manning started the first series in the preseason for the New York Giants and he only completed one pass for three yards. The boo birds were in full force at Metlife Stadium even though Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram all did not play.
Daniel Jones came in for the second series for the Giants. The starting offensive line was out there for that series. Don't tell Daniel Jones that he doesn't have any receivers to throw to because Jones completed 5-of-5 passes for 67 yards passing, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler in the first-quarter, en route to a 31-22 preseason win at home over the New York Jets.
During that series, Daniel Jones looked poised. It looked like he has been conducting an offense for years. I totally understand it has been just one preseason game for him, but the hype for him being the starting quarterback Week 1 has already happened.
Fans have expressed their feelings on Twitter and other social media outlets. The plan is for him to be the backup to start the season, but it is really possible for them to start Daniel Jones over Eli Manning sooner rather than later.
Daniel Jones is 22 years old. Remember when everyone was booing on draft night when General Manager David Gettleman decided to draft him sixth overall? Well those boos are most likely turning into cheers right now.
This could only be the beginning of a very good career for Daniel Jones, but he has a lot of work to do. Jones also made some throws into tight windows. It also looked like as if the New York Giants weren't weak at wide receiver.
That was supposedly one of his weaknesses heading out of Duke University was throwing into tight windows. If he can do that consistently, watch out. I was hoping to see have him run some designed run players, but it didn't happen.
At this point in time, Daniel Jones is more athletic and inspirational than Eli Manning is. It seemed as if there was an extra spark of energy in the air.
Jones only played one series and I think a lot of it had to do with the one-hour rain delay because of thunderstorms.
That was probably a smart idea because you don't want him to get hurt or ruin his confidence after a long delay.
One other player that impressed on the offensive side of the ball on Thursday night was wide receiver T.J. Jones. He caught six passes for 72 yards receiving and a score. Jones played with the Detroit Lions before hand.