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Daniel Jones may not be the solution New York Giants fans hoped for at quarterback, but he is doing everything he can to prove the haters wrong.

Daniel Jones has been giving his full effort to prove that he belongs with the New York Giants. He had a strong showing at rookie minicamp and is now backing that up at OTAs.

The Duke product entered the Giants facility in rookie minicamp with only a handful of receivers to work with. These pass catchers consisted of Darius Slayton, Reggie White Jr., Eric Dungey, C.J. Conrad and Alex Wesley.

Jones will have to get used to throwing to NFL talent. However, most of the receivers that Jones worked with in rookie minicamp will not make the 53-man roster.

Getting the chance to throw to NFL veterans like Evan Engram, Golden Tate, Cody Latimer and Corey Coleman will do wonders for Jones. Jones threw an absolute dart to Russell Shepard during OTAs on Tuesday.

The No. 6 overall pick now has the talent around him. It is up to him to prove that he is worthy of the starting job.

Getting the Week 1 start will be an uphill battle for Jones. He is competing with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning for the starting quarterback job. Although Manning has lost some of his touch, he is still a formidable adversary for Jones.

Jones has all the backing from his staff when it comes to the competition.

“I think he’d be ready to go [Week 1],” Mike Shula—Giants offensive coordinator—said recently. “That’s my personal opinion. I do.”

Shula spent the last season watching Eli Manning. Like Pat Shurmur, he still thinks Manning has the ability to play at an elite level. To the coaching staff, it is Manning’s job to lose and it is Jones’ job to make sure he loses it.

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