Daniel Jones

#8 QB / N.Y. Giants / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 221 lb Age: 22 College: Duke Bye 11
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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Strong preseason continues

    Daniel Jones completed nine of 11 passes for 141 yards in Thursday's 25-23 preseason win over Cincinnati. He also fumbled, but it was recovered by a teammate.After Eli Manning played the opening drive, Jones was under center for the rest of the first half, looking solid in the process. The rookie first-rounder out of Duke has completed 25 of 30 passes this preseason, so the New York Giants should have no qualms about handing Jones the backup job to start the season.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Impresses in win over Bears

    Daniel Jones completed 11 of 14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown during Friday's preseason win over the Bears. He also lost a fumble.Jones got off to an inauspicious start as he relieved Eli Manning for the team's second drive, which ended with his fumble in the red zone. He picked it up after that point, however, and completed 79 percent of his passes while connecting with TJ Jones for a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Jones has been rather impressive during his two preseason outings and will look to continue his ascent Thursday against the Bengals.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Quiets haters in NFL debut

    Daniel Jones completed all five of his passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets.Jones watched Eli Manning lead the offense to a 3-and-out on the opening drive, then announced his presence by completing every one of his passes on the next drive, which Jones capped with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler. The New York Giants have been doubted ad nauseam for selecting Jones sixth overall in the 2019 draft, but the pick didn't look like such a reach given his performance Thursday. This was just a one-drive sample size, though, and Jones will need to keep this level up moving forward if he wants to challenge Manning for the starting job under center this season.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Officially signs contract

    Daniel Jones officially signed his four-year, $25.6 million rookie contract with the New York Giants on Monday.Jones' rookie contract includes a $16.7 million signing bonus. New York's hopeful starter for the future wasted no time getting signed after agreeing to terms with the Giants. He'll join the rest of the team's rookie class in taking the practice field Tuesday. The 22-year-old is expected to begin the 2019 season as the top backup to Eli Manning, allowing the Giants' coaching staff to take their time grooming Jones to eventually take over under center.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Reaches contract agreement

    The New York Giants and Daniel Jones have come to terms on his rookie contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.The agreed upon terms include Jones receiving his entire signing bonus Year 1, according to Rapoport. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft will take the field Tuesday alongside the rest of the Giants' rookie class, at which point he'll officially sign his contract. Jones took the majority of available backup reps during OTAs and will continue being mentored by longtime starter Eli Manning when training camp kicks off.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Working as backup at OTAs

    Daniel Jones will get the bulk of the backup reps behind Eli Manning during OTAs, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.The New York Giants are positioning Jones to get as many reps as possible while still having Manning run with the starters. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick, figures to be the backup quarterback as a rookie while being groomed as the starter of the future once Manning's Giants tenure concludes.

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    Giants' Daniel Jones: Giants select sixth overall

    The New York Giants selected Daniel Jones in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, sixth overall.This probably won't work. Jones (6-foot-5, 221 pounds) is a tall and athletic quarterback who displayed plenty of toughness and poise at Duke, but the production was plainly bad, and even by Duke quarterback standards he failed to stand out. You'd struggle to illustrate many objective advantages in Jones' prospect profile over players like Thaddeus Lewis, Sean Renfree or Thomas Sirk, as Jones finished his Duke career with a brutal 59.9 percent completion rate at 6.4 yards per pass. He did throw 52 touchdowns compared to 29 interceptions and offers some running possibilities, but the complete inability to move the ball downfield is alarming. Unlike Josh Allen last year, Jones has no notable athletic traits with which to offset his problematic production. He should have good pass catchers to throw to in New York, but any defense playing against Jones can probably get away with red-zone style looks in any part of the field, which will make it harder to operate the short passing game that the Giants seem to take for granted with Jones. In any case, Jones is slated to begin his pro career backing up 38-year-old Eli Manning.