For all the media and social media that have continued to question the Giants’ decision to draft Daniel Jones with the #6 pick in 2019…please stop! On Marvel Super Hero Day, DJ showed he was just that, a super QB.

Let’s put to rest any more conversation about whether the Giants need to rethink the QB1 position. There are QBs that can stand in the pocket and pick a defense apart. There are QBs that can run like a gazelle at any time. There are also QBs that can throw perfect balls on the move…in any direction…even with a no-look pass. But, there is no other QB that has run for a first down, made a spectacular athletic catch for a first down, and then finished the drive with a pass for a touchdown. Daniel Jones did that yesterday…all on the same drive. DB and fellow team captain, Logan Ryan, stated Daniel Jones was the QB1, RB1, and WR1 today. K Graham Gano said he’s not surprised what an athlete Daniel is after watching him the last two years.

Daniel Jones has grown as a starting quarterback since he played his first game against Tampa Bay as a rookie. His performance under Pat Shurmer’s much more wide-open offense in 2019 was an eye-opener on its own. Did he need to clean up turnovers? Yes. In 2020, Daniel did just that, he cut way back on turnovers (a major focus of the new coaching staff), in particular interceptions. Then the media harped on the lack of red-zone production in 2020. Was that Jones, or the play calling by OC Jason Garrett? Since November 2nd of last year, Jones has thrown just five (5) interceptions, three of which were in last week’s Rams game, and one was a hail mary prior to halftime of this year’s Saints game. His decision-making is getting crisper and his ball-handling is more sure-handed.

In 2021, Daniel Jones has put it all together. After seven games, he is on pace for his most passing yards, highest completion percentage, most rushing yards, lowest number of turnovers, and lowest number of sacks. He is playing without his main weapons at WR and RB, with a make-shift offensive line that has not had the same five position players in multiple games yet.

The Giants have their share of problems this year. But QB1 is not one of them. Daniel Jones is the Giants Franchise QB.

The Giants got that right.

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