The Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones wowed the New York Giants in his short debut. It seems just a matter of time before people call for the kid to replace two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at quarterback.
Jones hit all five of his passes and capped his only series with a pinpoint 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler III as the Giants beat the rival Jets 31-22 on Thursday in a preseason game suspended for 59 minutes in the first quarter when lightning and heavy rain rolled into the Meadowlands area.
“There were a couple of things I messed up the first couple of plays,” Jones said, who took over on the Giants’ second series. “When you’re playing with good players, it helps. We found a way to make it work. I thought it went well. We moved the ball and executed.”
It wasn’t perfect. Coach Pat Shurmur noted that Jones forgot to motion a tight end on his very first play, leaving his running back against a defensive end.
“He got all completions and got us in the end zone,” Shurmur said. “That was a very effective job.”