Eli Manning Gives Daniel Jones Big Stamp of Approval

Tyler Maher
Eli Manning wants to see Daniel Jones remain with the New York Giants.
Eli Manning wants to see Daniel Jones remain with the New York Giants. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Daniel Jones is an unrestricted free agent, throwing his future with the New York Giants up in the air. Some believe the Giants should re-sign him after he took a significant step forward this year, while others think it's time to move on and change gears at quarterback.

Put Eli Manning squarely in the former camp, as he hopes Jones stays with New York for a long time.

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An endorsement from Manning is meaningful because he was teammates with Jones and saw him play first-hand. Jones' rookie season overlapped with Manning's final season in 2019, when Jones took Manning's starting job.

Jones has yet to enjoy the success that his predecessor did during his time with the G-Men, which included two Super Bowl titles. In Jones' defense, though, he's been sabotaged to some extent by poor coaching and weak supporting casts. He seemed to turn the corner in 2022 under new head coach Brian Daboll, posting the lowest interception rate in the NFL and earning his first career playoff win on the road against the favored Minnesota Vikings.

Is that enough to merit a big investment in the 25-year-old? Some might say yes, while others will say no. Time will tell if the Giants decide to commit to him as their franchise quarterback, but at least we know how their last one feels.

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