Eli Manning Makes Strong Prediction About Giants QB Daniel Jones

Getty Daniel Jones and Eli Manning.

Daniel Jones is the starting quarterback of the New York Giants and Jones has the full support of the team’s former signal-caller, Eli Manning.

“He’ll have a big season,” Manning said this afternoon while hosting his digital tailgate party via Zoom in conjunction with Frank’s RedHot. “Daniel’s worked extremely hard.”

While participating in a Q&A with fans, Manning discussed his thoughts on Jones with former Giants teammate Shaun O’Hara.

Eli Manning Talks 2020 NFL Season

Manning stated that the NFL offseason was weird due to COVID-19 but that he made himself available to Jones during the offseason. The two-time Super Bowl Champion stated that he told Jones he wanted to make himself a resource if he needed it.

Manning said he watched the Giants’ 26-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. “Difficult watching the Giants game last week,” he said. “I was rooting for them.”

Giants running back, Saquon Barkley underperformed in week one against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL’s Rookie of the Year two season ago, Barkley rushed for six yards on a 0.4 yards per carry average against Pittsburgh.

Daniel Jones went 26/41 and threw for 279 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the loss.

In a brutal bit of news that came out Monday morning following Week 2’s action, it was revealed that Barkley had suffered a torn ACL the following day, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Eli Manning’s NFL resume is extensive. A two-time Super Bowl champion, two-time Super Bowl MVP, four-time Pro Bowler and the NFL’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2016 was the Giants’ first pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss. His No. 10 jersey was retired by Big Blue, the only team that he’s ever played for.

During his entire 16-year NFL playing career, Manning has thrown 57,023 passing yards which translates into 366 touchdowns and a 60.3% completion rating.

Eli Manning Discusses NFL Career With Giants

During his digital one hour Q&A before the Giants kickoff against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, Manning also discussed the glory days of winning two Super Bowls with the Giants.

“When you win that game you start running around,” Manning said specifically referring to Super Bowl 42.

“It all sinks in what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s worth everything.” Manning continued. “It’s all worth it to have that feeling.”

Throughout his discussion via Zoom and Franks RedHot sauce, Manning was also joined by Victor Cruz, Chanel Iman, Adam Richman, and Daina Falk. Manning was asked whether he enjoyed the amenities of the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, or if he preferred the more modern digs at MetLife Stadium.

“It’s windy,” Manning said referring to Giants stadium. “Brutal to play quarterback in sometimes.”

“MetLife Stadium has unbelievable space.”

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