New York Giants name Daniel Jones starting quarterback
The New York Giants have been giving Eli Manning as much of a chance as they can this season, but things are changing. Despite letting him start the first two games of the 2019 NFL season, the franchise has finally decided to go in a different direction.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Giants have named rookie quarterback Daniel Jones the starter for Week 3.
Giants named Daniel Jones their starting QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2019
This news has been coming since the Giants made Jones the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The writing has been on the wall that Manning’s time in New York would be coming to an end soon.
Now, the question becomes, what’s next for Manning? Does he have to stay in New York to be Jones’ backup? Or will the Giants look to trade him to a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers so he can compete for a playoff spot and remain a starter.
Either way, this is an exciting time for the Giants’ franchise. Jones showed major promise in the preseason and will have a tough schedule right out of the gate as a starter in the regular season.
New York will face off against Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots after they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. At least Jones will get two starts against easier teams before facing top-notch teams.
All of that being said, a new era has begun in New York. Pat Shurmur and the Giants will now be charged with developing the future. Hopefully, this decision works out well for the franchise.