New York Giants rookie Daniel Jones improving with every practice

New York Giants rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones during voluntary OTAs.

New York Giants rookie passer Daniel Jones is already showing signs of development.

When Eli Manning and New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones took the field for the first day of OTAs, both looked extremely rusty and ineffective. Jones certainly had the rookie jitters as he threw a pair of interceptions while Manning was throwing footballs into a different timezone.

Every practice since has seen Jones progress significantly, and he had another stellar performance on Friday. Jones capped the week throwing consistent dimes in one-on-one and two-minute simulation drills. Practicing with far better talent than he had at Duke has helped Jones find the best version of himself with the Giants, so far. According to, Jones and wide receiver, Corey Coleman looked fantastic together.

Coleman is a former first-round pass-catcher that has had an underwhelming career up to this point. However, the two second-stringers hooked up frequently throughout practice on Friday. Coleman hauled in an impressive touchdown catch in the back corner of the offense earlier in the week on a pass from Jones.

“We’re taking it one day at a time, in that we’re trying to practice the best we can here in OTAs, and with the season in mind and trying to all prepare ourselves for that first game,” Jones stated previously. “Like I said, we’re focused on what we’re doing here, making sure tomorrow’s practice is as sharp as it can be and through the summer. It’s been good so far and I’m looking forward to finishing strong.”

Jones will spend the next year sitting behind Eli Manning absorbing as much knowledge as he can to develop into a starting caliber passer in the NFL. He as solid tangible and intangible skills already, but learning how to prepare at an elite level will further help his growth. It’s not guaranteed that Daniel will take over for Eli after the 2019 season, but if all goes to plan, the Giants will have a team built on youth with plenty of cap space to upgrade positions of need in 2020.