And there ya have it, folks, the New York Giants will officially be fielding their top pick from the 2019 NFL Draft, Daniel Jones. General manager Dave Gettleman is set on giving Jones the time to learn behind Eli Manning and understand the ins and outs of the game.
Jones is an intelligent player with solid tangible and intangible abilities. A superior athlete to Eli, he has the ability to run the ball and utilize his legs, something the Giants haven’t had in quite some time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2019
Jones was the last rookie to sign his contract, waiting until the final moments keeping him eligible to practice during training camp with the rest of the team. Did we really expect him to miss it?
It seems as if waiting paid off, though, as Jones will receive his entire signing bonus in year one of the deal, a good development for him. Not only is he a good football player, but it seems his negotiation skills are up to par as well.
What should we expect from Daniel Jones this offseason?
Aside from earning pre-season reps, training camp will offer his first look at live-action against full-speed defenders. During mini-camp and OTAs he looked good, even great at times, but his weaknesses also flared. Handling legitimate pressure will allow him to adjust quickly to the speed and strength of the NFL — this time will be extremely beneficial to his development.