New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones feels more comfortable but knows he still has a lot to learn going forward.
Daniel Jones continued his impressive preseason on Friday night against the Chicago Bears. The New York Giants rookie quarterback played for the majority of the first half. He ultimately finished 11-for-14 with 161 yards and a touchdown pass to TJ Jones, unfortunately losing two fumbles as well.
This pairs with him completing all five of his passes against the New York Jets in the first preseason game last Thursday. Jones additionally had 67 yards and a touchdown pass in that win. He’s definitely impressed coaches and teammates, but the former Duke Blue Devil realizes he has a great amount to learn.
Daniel Jones says he's getting more and more comfortable, but, "there's still so much to learn"
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“I think I’ve made progress and I think in certain areas I feel a lot more confident than I did even when camp started or even a couple weeks ago,” Jones said. “There’s still so much to learn for me, I’m certainly more confident and more comfortable but I see a lot of things I need to improve on.”
Jones may not get as much playing time in the next preseason game. The Week 3 exhibition matchup usually showcases the starters for the most part. Therefore, Eli Manning could get more playing time than he has thus far in the preseason, which has amounted to just one series in each of the initial two games.
But, then again, maybe head coach Pat Shurmur will switch it up and have Jones get even more reps than expected. Either way, the Giants will take on the Cincinnati Bengals next Thursday with both quarterbacks receiving some playing time.