Rookie minicamp is over for the New York Giants, and although it’s difficult to come away with any type of concrete impressions, there was a lot to learn from this past weekend.
Here’s a quick look at some of the top takeaways:
When the Giants selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it sent a clear clarion call throughout the football world that they are finally beginning to move on from Eli Manning at quarterback after 15 years.
Jones took the field wearing No. 8 and looked very comfortable running plays in the Giants playbook. Granted, these were non-contact drills but onlookers got to see in person what the Giants’ brass had been telling them: Jones has the goods and we’re being our future on him.
Manning has been very quiet since the draft. Head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Eli is handling things with his normal business-like approach.
“He has had no response,” Shurmur said of Manning. “I will say this again: I have never been around a person that can stay in the moment better than Eli. That is something that is really unique about him. He is staying in the moment and training to have a terrific season. He looks really good out here throwing, moving and doing all the things necessary. It is his second year in the system, so he knows what we are doing.”