Daniel Jones already working on Giants’ new offensive system with receivers
The New York Giants have ushered in some significant changes to their coaching staff following a disappointing 2019 NFL season. This has not stopped quarterback Daniel Jones from keeping the same tradition going.
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Jones has wasted no time in getting work in with his wide receivers at Duke just like quarterback Eli Manning used to:
Two days after the Super Bowl, second-year Giants QB Daniel Jones has some of his receivers down at his alma mater Duke for some workouts. Impressive. The tradition continues. Eli Manning used to bring his receivers to Duke every year for some work.
Manning announced that he will be retiring following a decorated career in New York that essentially ended in him passing the torch to Jones. It is safe to say that the latter is doing what he can to emulate his predecessor as they get set to usher in another new era.
Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports that Giants’ wide receivers Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard were among those in attendance.
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) February 4, 2020
It is certainly encouraging to see that Jones appears to be adamant about building the rapport with his top two wideouts. The extra practice time should help to pay huge dividends once the Giants get accustomed to offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s new scheme.
Jones showed plenty of promise as a future franchise quarterback during his rookie despite having to make the most of an injury-riddled supporting cast on offense.
However, his willingness to put in the extra work is part of why the Giants felt so comfortable taking him with the fifth overall pick.