Daniel Jones
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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones throws a nice 40-yard throw to Cody Latimer in the first half of Friday’s preseason game.

Daniel Jones continues to make impressive throws for the New York Giants this preseason. After a 5-for-5, 67-yard performance with a touchdown in the initial exhibition match, Jones finished 11-for-14 with 161 yards and a touchdown on Friday against the Bears.

And with that performance came a nice 40-yard throw to veteran receiver Cody Latimer.

Jones’ performance during Friday’s win did include two fumbles. However, the rookie should come back from those, as both weren’t completely his fault.

The initial fumble could come with the argument that it was a bad snap from center Jon Halapio. On the second fumble, tackle Chad Slade completely missed his man on the inside pursuit. As a result, Chicago pass-rusher James Vaughters stripped Jones.

In Jones’ first two games, he’s completed 16 of his 19 throws for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Not bad for a rookie, especially when you consider the two performances amounted to just nearly half of a game.

He most likely won’t start right away, as this is still Eli Manning‘s offense. The veteran quarterback, in fact, went 4-for-4 with 42 yards and a touchdown on Friday as well. Manning will continue to be the starter barring injury or a severe dropoff in production.

The Giants play their next preseason game against the Bengals in Cincinnati next Thursday, Aug. 22. Their first regular-season game won’t be until Sept. 8 when they take on the NFC East-rival Cowboys in Dallas.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.