Daniel Jones vs Eli Manning Competition Comes to a Head Following Awkward Postgame Locker Room Photo

David Kaestle
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Cover Photo: Twitter/@TomRock_Newsday

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words and after the New York Giants' Week 3 preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, we got one hell of a picture. Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was standing at his locker surrounded by media, while Eli Manning was sitting just feet away calmly putting on his shoes.

This picture could say so much or so little, depending on how you perceive it. Jones most likely enjoys the positive attention, while Manning, who hasn't had much of it over the past few seasons, might see it as some type of small relief.

When the Giants selected Jones with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft, almost every NFL fan watching let out a collective gasp. In the time between then and the start of the preseason, the pick has been widely criticized by fans and analysts alike.

Fast forward to three weeks into the preseason, and Jones has been the most impressive rookie quarterback, even outplaying Arizona Cardinals' No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray thus far.

All of this positive play has of course garnered major attention in the world's media capital. And while Maning has already been named the Week 1 starter and isn't expected to relinquish the job for a good portion of the season (depending on how the team performs), Jones is now the talk of the town in the Big Apple.

How long it stays that way is ironically up to Manning, at least for this season.


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