Pat Shurmur: When it’s Daniel Jones’ time to play, he’ll be ready

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Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had a second consecutive solid preseason game on Friday night, surprising those who derided the Giants for drafting him with the sixth overall pick. Giants coach Pat Shurmur is not surprised.

“People outside of our building seem surprised. We’re not. That’s why we picked him. And I think he’s making good progress as he goes along here. He’s checking off all the boxes. When it’s his time to play he will be ready. I’m pleased with the progress he’s making,” Shurmur said after the game.

So when will Jones be ready to supplant Eli Manning as the Giants’ franchise quarterback? Probably not in Week One, as Jones did make his share of mistakes, including losing two fumbles. But Shurmur said the only thing he told Jones about fumbling was, “Don’t do that.”

“It’s just part of the growing. But he didn’t panic. He dropped the ball a couple times. He didn’t call his parents, he just went back to work,” Shurmur said.

For his part, Jones said he knows he can’t drop the ball but was otherwise satisfied with his outing.

“Definitely some ups and downs. You’ve got to take care of the ball is the first thing, with those two fumbles, that will be something to focus on for sure,” Jones told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN. “A lot of things to learn, a lot of things to build off of.”

If Jones keeps building off his preseason performance, Manning may not be able to stave him off all season.

21 responses to “Pat Shurmur: When it’s Daniel Jones’ time to play, he’ll be ready

  1. It’s time for Eli to sit down and let the new blood take over. Eli had his day, but Father Time always wins in the end. Jones has a lot to learn, but his upside is big and the game isn’t too big for him. He’s not Patrick Mahomes (who is?), but he has all the tools and looks like he’ll be a good one. The Giants might as well play him, because Eli sure isn’t going to take the team anywhere.

  2. One thing I noticed so far..no pressure has been applied to Jones. He’s just been sitting back in the pocket and scanning the field. It’ll be interesting to see what he looks like once he faces pressure. Kyler Murray looked fantastic in his preseason debut, but he faced no pressure. In preseason game two, pressure was applied and he couldn’t function. Once Jones faces pressure and a real defensive plan, then you’ll see the real Daniel Jones.

  3. It’s time for Eli to take a seat on the bench. The Giants will of course need Archie’s approval.

  4. Cue all the Giants fans ready to impeach Eli Manning over Daniel Jones good preseason.

    New York has never appreciated Eli Manning like they should. He has set a standard and created a winning culture in that locker room. Ownership is dysfunctional and Eli takes a lot of the heat for it.

    When Eli Manning is gone only then will New York appreciate what they had all those years.

  5. I want to see some tight window throws with pressure in his face for Daniel , I’ve been watching no named back ups this pre season putting up numbers like he has ..

  6. Daniel Jones has had the Giants starting offense line and WR’s while playing against the NY Jets back ups and the CHI Bears reserves. Lets see him play against a starting defensive line up, with exotic blitz packages and 7 DB sets coming at him full speed…. Devin Bush looked better than Daniel Jones IMO and we would be contributing day 1 on the giants…..

  7. Jones has played against back-ups thus far, but Jones himself is a backup. There is no reason to be rushing him into the starting QB roll. There was a time when it was pretty rare to have a rookie QB…even a 1st rounder…starting right out of the gate.v Jones looks like he will be a decent QB but I hope he gets most of this year to develop as the backup.

    As for Eli, there are still a LOT of Giants fans who know what we have with him and will be sad when he’s gone. Most of the Eli hate comes from those who dont root for the Giants.

  8.  I continue to be amazed at the disrespect people show for Eli.

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    What has he done for the Giants since his last SB win in 2010? I’ll wait…

  9. patswinyoucry says:
    August 17, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    I continue to be amazed at the disrespect people show for Eli.

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    What has he done for the Giants since his last SB win in 2010? I’ll wait…

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    Typical response from a non-Giants fan who has no clue of the dumpster fire of a team that Jerry Reese wound up building for the majority of this decade. And the Giants beat you in the 2011 season, not 2010.

  10. New York has never appreciated Eli Manning like they should. He has set a standard and created a winning culture in that locker room.
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    Yes, Eli helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, but for the majority of his career the Giants have had loosing seasons.

  11. Mickey-1 says:
    Yes, Eli helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, but for the majority of his career the Giants have had loosing seasons.
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    I’m not a Giants fan, but they’ve had l-o-s-i-n-g seasons for many years because of countless poor, often head-scratching moves made by management over that time.

  12. Everyone who mocked him is being very quiet right now. Why? Because everyone can tell just by watching him play that he’s got what it takes to win. He’s big, strong, fast, smart and relentless. He has an outstanding arm that is accurate and he plays with supreme confidence and poise even while fumbling. The more you hit this kid the harder he comes back.

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