Surprised or not, New York Giants fans have the quarterback of the future they were waiting for. Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is now a member of Big Blue.

Everything seemed to fall into place for the Giants prior to their No. 6 selection. The first five teams in front of them passed on Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen, and it seemed like the match made in heaven was about to happen.

But then it didn’t.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman threw a wrench in the plans of every fan wanting a pass rusher and took the quarterback few thought he would. At best, many believed it would be Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or bust at No. 6 overall.

Now comes the interesting part. The Giants have used an early-first-round pick on a quarterback, and Jones is now the heir apparent to Eli Manning. Sure, the Giants have taken a pair of quarterbacks the last two seasons (both Senior Bowl MVPs like Jones), but none higher than the third round.

That’s what makes this pick much more significant than the last two quarterback selections. The Giants will hope it works out better than those last two picks or else it will be seen as the blunder of the century in New York.

Jones will undoubtedly sit behind Manning for a season, which could get ugly quickly. Should the Giants stumble out of the gate and look like they are heading for another failed season, fans will be clamoring (or screaming) for Jones to replace Manning behind center.

The Giants will have to ignore those calls should they take place and instead give their young quarterback time to grow. Inserting Jones in too early could lead to disaster, ending this experiment before it even gets off the ground.

Is Jones the next Peyton Manning, as Hall of Fame talent evaluator Gil Brandt has said? His pedigree from quarterback guru and Duke head coach David Cutcliffe would suggest he has a shot, but it’ll be an entire season, at least, before we can begin to find out whether Jones is truly on that path.