Daniel Jones completed a hard week with an encouraging performance Thursday night, leading the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Zac Taylor's first home game as head coach.
Shurmur could have ended all speculation by simply saying that Eli is the team's Week 1 starter-but he didn't.
After Thursday's victory coach Pat Shurmur said that when Jones is called on to play, he has confidence that he will be ready.
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While Shurmur left the door open, he didn't exactly answer the question.
Daniel Jones' performance this preseason has been mind-blowing. "Like I've said many times before, I don't feel I have trouble beating people; I just think I wasn't getting there fast enough".
Plenty of evaluators questioned whether drafting Jones No. 6 overall was the correct move for the franchise, but the young quarterback has silenced his doubters thus far. A couple of the deep balls he threw, when the defender's in close proximity, giving the receiver a chance on the ball, those are two of the results on a couple of the deep balls. "And, I mean, he's into it". In three preseason games, Manning is 9-of-13 for 86 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.
The Giants open the regular season September 8 against the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.