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Giants great Phil Simms claims Daniel Jones has lived up to expectations

Phil Simms, Daniel Jones

At the NFL Draft, the New York Giants chose to select quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall. It was to the derision of many fans of the team as they booed the pick.

However, since then, the former Duke Blue Devil is putting together an impressive rookie season for himself. He’s already replacing the longtime starter and franchise quarterback Eli Manning and is putting up strong numbers. And he’s even gained the respect of some former Giants legends as well. Most noticeably from Super Bowl-winning Giants quarterback Phil Simms.

“He has definitely lived up to the sixth pick of the draft. I think everyone agrees with that,” Simms said per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I don’t hear any dissension from all the people that I’m around in business, work with, behind the scenes.

“In fact, I hear the opposite. ‘Wow, OK, he looks like the really stable, productive quarterback that is going to stand the test of time too.’ I surely don’t look at him and go, ‘He’s having a good streak here.’ I see him as very capable.”

The throws that Jones continues to make in his first year in the league are something that many critics didn’t expect. Including his recent performance in which he threw for 322 passing yards and four touchdowns to no interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys.

It’s just another big performance from a handful of showings by the 22-year-old field general. And it should continue with the way that he’s remained consistent at producing these types of numbers and games. It’s a great showing for a start to a career.