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Daniel Jones Gets Some Very High Praise

Former Duke QB has already made a deep impression

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 29: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Eagles defeated the Giants 34-17.
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Former Duke QB Daniel Jones got some high praise from former NFL QB Chris Simms this week.

Simms told NJ.com that

“I was blown away by Daniel Jones,” Simms told NJ.com. “It was good to see [coach] Joe Judge start talking about him (earlier this offseason) and saying ‘everybody’s gotta compete for a job’. But, no, no: Daniel Jones doesn’t have to compete against anyone on that team or on that roster. Anyone who is on that roster, I can just tell you: He’s better than them. Daniel Jones, he was the MVP of the Giants last year, to me. It’s not even close...For a rookie quarterback with not a lot of talent around him, they were basically asking him: ‘Hey, Daniel, we need you to throw the ball 40 times, you’re probably going to have to throw four touchdowns and no more than one interception if we want to win a football game.’ That’s basically what it came down to.”

Pretty amazing stuff for a guy who graduated from Duke and entered the NFL to derision as the #6 pick in the draft.