The New York Giants concluded organized team activities with a closed practice session on Thursday, and to no surprise to anyone, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones once again shined the brightest.
Jones concluded his first ever offseason workout program with a strong performance, making the most of his opportunities on the field and continuing to develop chemistry with some of the team’s backup wide receivers.
QB DANIEL JONES: The sixth overall pick finished strong, completing a handful of pinpoint throws at the indoor practice. He opened with an impressive pass to Rhett Ellison on the left sideline before connecting with Scott Simsonson, another tight end, for a touchdown during red-zone drills. His best play went to wide receiver Bennie Fowler, who got enough clearance down the middle of the field and Jones hit him in stride. That’s how you finish spring practices and set the stage for training camp.
From start to finish, Jones performed substantially better than anyone other than the Giants themselves expected, dispelling various false narratives that were crammed down our throats erroneously, including the notion that Jones suffered from a weak arm and a lack of accuracy.
For his part, Jones remained focused on improving each day.
“I think I made a considerable amount of progress since I have gotten here,” Jones said. “I should have. That is the way it is supposed to go. I still have a considerable amount to do, but I am making progress every day and where I am is certainly better than where I started. … I think for everyone, training camp is the next opportunity to improve as a player. I am looking forward to that and to getting back and taking those steps. I think everything will be ramped up a little bit in training camp. I think that’ll be the next step in the process and the next step to improve.”
Jones will remain in East Rutherford for one more week before traveling back to Duke, where he’ll spend the summer working out under the watchful eye of David Cutcliffe.