New York Giants first-round draft pick Daniel Jones opens up voluntary workouts as the third-string quarterback.
Looks like New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will have to start near the bottom of the depth chart.
According to a report from Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Jones has been listed as “QB3” for voluntary workouts. Workouts began this past Monday for Big Blue.
Today was the first full-team voluntary workouts with rookies joining the vets. Few notes, per source:
QB1: Eli, QB2: Tanney, QB3: Jones. Lauletta didn’t participate as he recovers from knee injury. Dungey worked with TEs.
Mike Remmers was in the building but didn’t participate.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) May 13, 2019
As expected, Eli Manning will be the starting quarterback, and most likely will remain there into the regular season. However, you never know. Jones could impress so much that the starting job comes into question. The narrative right now though is that Jones will sit, possibly for his entire rookie season. After that? Who knows?
Alex Tanney will be the backup for the time being. That was the role he played for the Giants last season with Kyle Lauletta as the third-string quarterback. Lauletta is currently recovering from a knee injury and hasn’t participated in workouts thus far.
The Giants also recently signed undrafted free agent quarterback Eric Dungey out of Syracuse. The former Orange quarterback will work with the tight ends, but the Giants may have other plans for Dungey. In a phone call between Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and Dungey, Shurmur mentioned Taysom Hill.
Hill was the dynamic backup quarterback for the New Orleans Saints last season, who played a wildcat-type role for their offense. Hill could run, throw and go out for passes. Dungey could be utilized in a similar role.
Surely Jones will become the second-string quarterback at some point, and eventually become their future at that position. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t draft him if he didn’t think he would be Manning’s successor at some point. But for right now, Jones will have to put in a ton of work as the offseason continues.