Realistic expectations for the New York Giants in 2019

Daniel Jones, New Yotk Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Giants selected Duke quarterback, Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. They didn’t draft him just so he could ride the bench, and you can expect him to start at some point this season.

Daniel Jones was the MVP of the 2019 Senior Bowl and this, plus his three years as a starter at Duke were impressive enough for the Giants to take him with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Daniel Jones threw for a total of 8,201 yards in his three years as a starter under David Cutcliffe at Duke. Cutcliffe is very well known for coaching both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning while they were in college plus the fact that both Mannings went and still go back to learn from Cutcliffe during the offseason.

That being said, the Giants have a pretty good track history with quarterbacks from Cutcliffe. However, the pick of Jones came with quite a bit of criticism because of the other players who were still on the board when the Giants were on the clock.

Not only that, but the Giants also had the 17th overall pick, and many believed that Jones would still be around when the Giants were put on the clock again. The Giants are in great need of a pass rusher and with players such as Josh Allen and Ed Oliver still on the board at six, many thought they would address that issue.

But instead the Giants went with Daniel Jones, and at 17 they went with Clemson defensive tackle, Dexter Lawrence. But they didn’t take Daniel Jones just for him to ride the bench behind Eli Manning in 2019.

The Giants aren’t in great shape heading into the 2019 season, so you shouldn’t expect Jones to start in week one unless of course, he impresses the Giants staff enough in the preseason, but you should expect him to start at some point during the 2019 season.

Eli Manning is slowing down, and many would say he’s already slow and seeing he only has 1-3 seasons left in the league, we may see Jones win the job for good during the 2019 season.

Jones is a very athletic quarterback who is very accurate on short and mid-range passes, but one thing he does need to work on is his accuracy on the deep passes. If he manages to dial in on the deep passes, there is an excellent chance we see him have a very successful career in the NFL.

You should expect to see him start that career at some point this season with the Giants taking the torch from Eli Manning as the franchise’s next quarterback.