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Giants Name Daniel Jones Starting Quarterback

CINCINNATI, OHIO - AUGUST 22:  Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants throws the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Giants were adamant before the season started that Eli Manning would be their QB for as long as they felt he could do the job well. The end came far sooner than anyone expected, as New York named sixth overall pick Daniel Jones their starter moving forward.

Given how the Giants have looked over the first two games of the year, this seems like the best move. Jones isn’t ready to lead a team to the playoffs, but there are far too many holes throughout the roster to consider Big Blue an actual threat to make a run for even the wild card spot.

The Giants took Jones with an eye on the future. Time to see if he can live up to his high draft standing and earn his right as heir apparent to Manning’s throne.