Archie Manning thinks Giants’ Eli Manning and Daniel Jones will fit well
The New York Giants selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, and most feel that a big reason why the Giants went with Jones was because of his relationship with the Manning family.
With Eli Manning having just one year remaining on his contract, it’s obvious that the 38-year-old’s time as Giants quarterback is coming to a close, so while he will likely be the starter for New York in 2019, he will also be teaching Jones along the way, and Eli’s father, Archie Manning, thinks the pairing will work well:
“Eli has handled it well,” said Archie, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. “They will work together well. Eli will be a good mentor. I assure you he’ll be a good mentor. They’ll have a good quarterback room. It will all work out.”
Jones agrees, saying that he and Eli both have the same goal going into next season:
“I think we both want the same thing,” Jones said, per Big Blue Interactive. “We want the Giants to win football games. That is the goal here. I am certainly going to let that be known. However that happens and whatever the plan is, I am here to do that. I understand my role is to learn from him. I am going to make sure I am improving myself every day. At the end of the day, we want to win games. That is the goal and I think it will be good.”
The question is, will the Giants regret going with Jones instead of Dwayne Haskins, who was taken by the Washington Redskins nine picks later?
It remains to be seen.