Colt McCoy speaks out on Daniel Jones’ rookie season with Giants
Daniel Jones will enter his second season with the New York Giants with a lot of uncertainty. However, he’ll have ample support in the form of Colt McCoy and his breadth of experience of being a quarterback in the league.
The 33-year-old QB, who signed a one-year deal with the Giants for $1.5 million, is coming in as a backup for Jones. However, he’s also going to provide guidance for the young quarterback now that Eli Manning walked off into the sunset.
McCoy, who has played for the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers over a nine-year career, is looking forward to helping Jones develop into the quarterback the Giants know he can be. He talked with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post and gave his assessment of the 22-year-old pass-caller.
“I thought he played very well as a rookie last year,’’ Colt McCoy said. “His future is bright, his ceiling is high and he seems like a really great person. He’s obviously very lucky to have a guy like Eli in the quarterback room, a guy I really look up to and respect as a guy who did it right his whole career. I think Daniel knows the importance of a healthy quarterback room. I’ve talked to Daniel since I signed a couple times and just told him how excited I am coming up and learning this new system together. It’s kind of unfortunate the circumstances we are in right now. We have to get creative in ways to learn and grow.’’
Daniel Jones finished his rookie campaign with a respectable 3027 passing yards and 24 touchdowns, but his performance in his sophomore campaign is as equally important. McCoy will be on the sidelines to make sure that he’s going to continue to develop and become a solid presence in the pocket for the Giants.