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Watch Highlights of Giants' Daniel Jones' Perfect 1st Drive vs. Jets

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 08: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants looks to pass in the first quarter during a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on August 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Daniel Jones' career couldn't have gotten off to a much better start.  

The New York Giants' rookie quarterback was a perfect 5-of-5 for 67 yards and a touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler on his first drive.

New York Giants @Giants

DAAAAAAAMN Daniel! 👀 https://t.co/y916nWoLqO

He also hit Cody Latimer down the field for a 31-yard strike:

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Daniel Jones leading the charge #NYJvsNYG https://t.co/ahl4oH5hYO

Eli Manning has already been named the starter for the upcoming season, but Jones at least looked like a player capable of making it a competition this summer. 

At the very least, he made some of the pundits who questioned why the Giants used the No. 6 overall pick on him in this year's draft re-think those takes:

Bucky Brooks @BuckyBrooks

I see you, Daniel Jones.. Way to come out and hush the skeptics with a solid drive. Yes. It’s preseason but we’ve seen some rookie QBs struggle in these exhibitions..

Matt Miller @nfldraftscout

But really. Daniel Jones looked good. And good for him. Kid took a lot of hate. Bet many of those folks are quiet now.

Danny Kelly @DannyBKelly

one sec deleting everything ive ever said about daniel jones

Mina Kimes @minakimes

niiiiiice drive from DJ—didn’t face much pressure but he looked sharp + quick release

Granted, it's one preseason drive. It's too early to suggest Jones will win the starting job this season or become a franchise quarterback. 

But it was a good start. That counts for something in the NFL