Giants QB Daniel Jones focused on learning the offense in New York
The New York Giants finally managed to secure a potential franchise quarterback in Daniel Jones. Unlike most quarterbacks that are taken in the first round, he will have ample time to get acclimated to the NFL.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding whether or not the giants took him too early in the 2019 NFL Draft. According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, he is just focusing on learning the offense this offseason:
“It would be hard to be completely unaware of all that stuff and the way it works nowadays,” Jones said Friday at his introductory news conference. “But I don’t focus on it. There is a lot to focus on. There is a lot to learn for me right now, being here learning the offense and trying to pick up a lot of stuff. I’m not sure I can afford to really focus on [criticism] too much.”
The decision to take Jones with the sixth overall pick has come with its fair share of mixed reviews. Many have debated whether the Giants could have waited to take him later with the 17th overall pick. It is safe to say that he has heard all of the criticisms.
Regardless, it something Jones will have to get used to playing in a city like New York. The front office is fully committed to giving him time to develop behind Manning moving forward. There is no question that the team has made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years. The Giants are hoping that their approach will bring the same kind of results the Kansas City Chiefs got with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It will be interesting to see how long it is before fans start calling for Jones under center.