Former Duke Football quarterback Daniel Jones made his NFL debut with the New York Giants last night in the pre-season opener and he dazzled with a perfect performance.
The narrative in the New York/New Jersey area is a little different on this Friday morning in August than it was on a Friday morning in April.
After Sam Darnold and the New York Jets capped off a first drive touchdown pass to former Blue Devil Jamison Crowder, New York Giant fans sunk into an early depression as its starting defense couldn’t get a stop and its starting offense led by Eli Manning went three-and-out.
Both teams mixed in some back-ups after the first drive, as Daniel Jones took the field for the Giants’ second drive of the game.
Jones wasn’t on the field long for the G-Men, but it was a good thing.
To be exact, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft was on the field for eight plays, totaling four minutes and twenty-three seconds.
In his eight plays, the former Blue Devil quarterback completed all five of his passes for 67 yards ending with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler.
A one-hour lighting delay in the first quarter ended Jones’ night after one series, but it was all Giant fans needed to see after bashing, criticizing, and laughing at the origination for selecting Daniel Jones in favor or former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
In his preseason debut, Hasinks was 8-of-14 for 117 yards and two interceptions against the Cleveland Browns, with one of his interceptions returned for a touchdown.
Jones completed his five passes to three different receivers, Cody Latimer, Golden Tate, and Fowler, with his longest pass of the night totaling 31 yards and his shortest being a five-yard completion on his first attempt.
While it was just a pre-season game and fans will try not to get too excited about Jones’ performance, there is certainly optimism in the air in East Rutherford, New Jersey about the potential of Daniel Jones, as there should have been all the way back on April 25.
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