Remember the derision when the New York Giants took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the #6 pick in the NFL draft?
He still hasn't played a game yet but he’s made believers out of his teammates and coaches.
Head coach Pat Shurmur had a good time with the media Tuesday being coy about his quarterback situation.
Eli Manning is the long-time starter but he’s near the end of his career and Jones has clearly made an impression. Shurmer: “I think we’re going to play the very best player. I know we’re dancing around the words there. But right now Eli’s getting ready to have a great year, Daniel’s getting ready to play. And you just see what happens with it...We feel good where Eli is, he’s our starting quarterback, and we’ve got a young player that we think is going to be an outstanding player getting himself ready to play.’’
The New York Post is also impressed and likes this comment from Jones: “I think I made a considerable amount of progress since I have gotten here. I should have. That is the way it is supposed to go,” Jones said on Tuesday in the final organized team activity practice of the spring that was open to the media. “I still have a considerable amount to do, but I am making progress every day and where I am is certainly better than where I started.”
Everyone is being careful about what they’re saying but you don't have to pay really close attention to understand that there’s a buzz building around Jones. So far he’s won over his coaches, teammates and the media. Next up are the fans.