Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
There’s a simple truth to rookie quarterbacks – while they’re very mendable, they are susceptible to bad habits and lack of confidence. The Giants are taking a cautionary route towards developing Daniel Jones, allowing him to sit for a season behind Eli Manning.
Other teams have no problem throwing their rookie passers right into the fire – Dwayne Haskins with Washington and Kyler Murray with Arizona are two first round picks preparing to make an immediate impact.
Jones, however, might need a year of experience under his belt to fully reach his potential. His weaknesses don’t fall under the tangible category, nor intangible. He’s more of a do-it-all signal caller that needs to refine skills he has already begun developing.
Having a lack of talent around him in college only enabled his growth to a certain degree. Practicing with NFL-level player consistently will get him up to speed and put him in a position to win in 2020. The Giants and GM Dave Gettleman have appropriated plenty of resources towards weaponry for Jones to utilize when he eventually takes over.
“You can see him getting confident,” tight end Evan Engram said, via NJ Advance Media. “Anytime you’re coming in as a rookie, you’re going to be a little shaky or a little nervous. You kind of see him starting to brush that off, get into his groove and take advantage of everything he’s given.”
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