Giants OC Mike Shula says Daniel Jones capable of starting right away
Before the draft all the New York Giants talked about was how Eli Manning would still be the starting quarterback this upcoming season but it appears that there might be a quarterback controversy after what offensive coordinator Mike Sula said about Daniel Jones.
According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY Shula said that Jones is capable of starting the season as the starter for a team that needed him to be.
Giants OC Mike Shula said “I think he’d be ready to go” when asked if Daniel Jones could be a Day 1 starter on a team that needed him to start right away. “He has that capability,” Shula said.
So, Twitter-induced QB controversy coming in 3 … 2 … 1 …
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) May 8, 2019
It seems that Shula chose his words wisely saying a team that needed him to start away, suggesting that isn’t what the Giants need, but that isn’t going to stop some from taking this message a different way.
After the draft, general manager Dave Gettleman said that the Giants could use the same philosophy that the Packers used with Aaron Rodgers and let Manning start for three more years.
“Maybe we’re going to be the Green Bay model where (Aaron) Rodgers sat for three years,” Gettleman told reporters via the New York Post. “Who knows? It’s one of those deals where it doesn’t make a difference what position it is. You can never have too many good players at one position.”
Even with Shula’s comments, Manning should feel comfortable that this isn’t a job that is going to be lost anytime soon. All the other comments made by the team have made it clear that Manning will be the starter this season and there is no reason for him even to think that if he has poor games that there might be a chance, he will be benched.