New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor believes rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will be a “Hell of a football player” for them.
Many have criticized the New York Giants for selecting quarterback Daniel Jones as early as they did in this year’s draft. However, some started to believe in the pick after his first couple of preseason showcases, which played host to a combined 16-for-19 passing with 228 yards and two touchdowns. That comes with around only a half of a game of playing time.
At the end of the day, one of the guys that truly believes in what Jones can bring to the table for Big Blue is the top player in the history of the franchise—Lawrence Taylor.
“I’ve seen him a little bit…He’s a hell of a football player,” Taylor said, per TMZ. Taylor jokingly said that’s “hard to believe,” considering Jones went to Duke. Taylor went to the Tobacco Road rival school University of North Carolina.If Jones continues to impress for the Giants, there could be rumblings of a quarterback competition at some point this season. A slow start with Eli Manning could have fans pleading for Jones.However, Taylor believes Manning should stay as long as he wants, “as long as his terms are reasonable.”
The Giants play their Week 1 regular-season game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 8. Manning will be the starter barring an injury, but he won’t be quarterbacking the Giants forever. Jones is the heir apparent and at some point, Big Blue will need to make a change.
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