Golden Tate: I hope Eli to Daniel Jones turns out like Favre to Rodgers

AP

Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is laying out the best-case scenario for the Giants replacing longtime franchise quarterback Eli Manning with rookie first-round pick Daniel Jones.

Tate said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s impressed with what he’s seen of Jones, and believes that for the Giants, the quarterback transition can be as successful as the one the Packers had when the went from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers.

“We’re hoping that he can respond to pressure. If Eli breaks a shoelace or something, he won’t even miss a beat,” Tate said of Jones. “The good news with Dan’s situation is he is sitting right behind a Hall of Fame-type quarterback, so he is going to have an opportunity to learn some incredible tools that can help him in the future. So I hope it’s kind of like that Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers kind of situation, eventually.”

There are, however, some major differences between the Giants’ current situation and the Packers’ situation when Rodgers took the reins from Favre. For starters, the Packers were a good team when Favre left: He led Green Bay to a 13-3 record and NFC Championship Game appearance in his final season with the Packers. The Giants have gone 3-13 and 5-11 the last two years and aren’t expected to be very good this year, either.

And, frankly, Manning isn’t as good a quarterback as Favre was, and Jones is highly unlikely to be as good as Rodgers. The comparison may show Tate’s optimism, but it’s not a particularly apt comparison.

15 responses to “Golden Tate: I hope Eli to Daniel Jones turns out like Favre to Rodgers

  1. Spoiler alert, it won’t be. It will be nothing like that. Disregarding the caliber players involved in the comparison, just the fact that Eli is done now (and has been for last 2 years), and the giants will have a new starter game 1 of this season, makes the comparison in and of itself ridiculous.

  2. The similarity I see has to do with both QB’s coming out of college, and the obvious differences NFL talent evaluators had on both guys. Rodgers was passed up by 23 teams before the Packers took him at #24. Jones was a surprise at #6, but we’ll have to wait and see who was right on that one. Just as we now hear the questions about Jones going at #6, I don’t recall everyone saying what a steal the Packers got at #24. You would think, by now, we’d learn to take a wait and see approach.

  3. Oh, so is Eli going to completely ignore Jones, flat out refuse to mentor him, or not even so much as say hello? Because if that’s the case, then Jones will have to learn by osmosis the way Rodgers did.

  4. “And, frankly, Manning isn’t as good a quarterback as Favre was, and Jones is highly unlikely to be as good as Rodgers. The comparison may show Tate’s optimism, but it’s not a particularly apt comparison.”

    Sheesh!
    And people say I’m judgemental.

  5. Well as much as everyone is up in arms about the Eli comparison to such “amazing generational quarterbacks” in Favre and Rodgers, don’t let it distract you from the fact that Ei has beaten both in big playoff games on his way to two Super Bowl victories compared to their 1 each. I don’t know if it speaks on how pathetic the Packers franchise is to only have 1 from these two qb’s back to back or how overrated Favre and Rodgers are. I think if Jones turns out anything close to Eli over Favre and Rodgers he’s in good shape.

  6. So Eli can’t decide if he wants to retire, put the team in limbo.. Daniels ones on and has hissy fits until the coach gets fired. Go for it.

  7. I hoped Golden Tate could learn to get open in half a season with the Eagles. What a waste of a draft pick. Of course, he’ll probably torch us as a Giant whether its Manning or Jones back there.

  8. Hey, that’s mean to Favre and Jones.
    Manning is no Favre, and Jones seems like a nice kid and not a total d-bag at all.

  9. Good things come in threes. Rodgers’ successor may be blessed, along with the rest of the Packer faithful.

  10. Frazier28/7 says:
    May 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Hey, that’s mean to Favre and Jones.
    Manning is no Favre, and Jones seems like a nice kid and not a total d-bag at all.
    _______

    So, what you’re saying is that Jones obviously isn’t a Viking fan.
    Got it!

  11. Nothing bad to say about Cobb except he couldn’t stay healthy. Very versatile, dynamic player, but either wasn’t on the field or working through an injury. Wish him nothing but the best for the remainder of his career.

  12. Eli won two Superbowls; Farve won one, even though Farve had the better teams. So I am hoping Danial Jones can win two Superbowls, then history will record Manning to Jones as the superior QB hand off.

  13. I doubt anybody will be talking about the wonderful transition from Manning to Jones in the next few years whenever it does happen. When Manning DOES go, it will be kicking and screaming. And then it’ll be the fans kicking and screaming for Gettleman’s head – as well as ANOTHER new QB and a new HC.The Giants organization has become as bad as the Jets.

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