Giants followers clamoring for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones to begin forward of Eli Manning have been advised to “slow your roll” by coach Pat Shurmur.
Within the Giants’ first preseason recreation towards the Jets on Thursday, Jones – the controversial sixth general decide within the 2019 NFL Draft – went 5-for-5 passing on a drive that ended with a 12-yard landing thrown to Bennie Fowler within the first quarter.
Two-time Tremendous Bowl champion Manning went three-and-out in his solely collection, with followers booing after the offense failed to maneuver the chains.
Manning is predicted to stay the starter in his 16th season with the Giants, and Shurmur reiterated that Jones’ stellar debut had not altered the depth chart in his view.
Requested what he would say to these followers wishing to see Jones extra, Shurmur advised reporters: “I suppose gradual your roll.
“That is simply his first go-around. I suppose he did job.
“As I’ve talked about all alongside, he is executed nothing to disappoint us, and definitely while you take the staff down the sector and rating a landing, it is a good begin. One thing good to construct on.
“We have loads of time left earlier than we begin taking part in [regular-season] video games. Nothing, at this level, has modified.”
Jones was thought of a attain when the Giants chosen him with the sixth decide in April, however Shurmur burdened those that work with him every single day haven’t been stunned by his robust begin.
“There weren’t any incompletions, it’s a pretty good job,” the top coach added after the Giants’ 31-22 victory.
“He is been checking off the packing containers as we went alongside.
“It appears to be stunning to individuals outdoors our constructing, it is to not us. We’ll see how far he takes us.”