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Giants’ Daniel Jones says his preseason debut ‘went well’

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Much has been said about former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and the New York Giants’ front office that drafted him at No. 6 overall. The team has received its fair share of critics for the selection, but in his preseason debut versus the New York Jets, Jones showed Dave Gettleman might be on to something.

In relief for Eli Manning, Daniel Jones played one drive. He completed 5 of 5 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown and recorded a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

After the game, Jones reflected on his NFL debut. He said, via 24/7 Sports’ Steven Taranto,

I thought it went well. It was good to move the ball down the field and score, so as far as expectations, I didn’t really know what to expect. I just wanted to play well and glad we were able to move the ball and execute.

The rookie quarterback played well, but he knows he must work at honing his craft. He spoke to the media:

I think overall I did some good things. It was short, so I take that into account. But I missed a couple things, could have been a little bit better with a couple things. So I’ll focus on that. But good to just get out there for the first time.

With many critics — ranging from fans, the media, to fellow NFL personnel — he’s not thinking about that, especially after impressing in his first taste of NFL action.

I’m not sure I thought about that a whole lot. Just trying to go out and play the best I can for these guys in the locker room and trying to do my job. And with everyone else doing their job, it works and we score points. I don’t know how that’s seen outside of the locker room, but it felt good tonight.