Retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber knows a little something about how tough fans in The Big Apple can be, but despite that, he doesn’t believe the recent onslaught of boos aimed at rookie quarterback Daniel Jones were warranted.
“That’s New York though,” Barber told TMZ Sports with a smile. “Of course it’s not — he hasn’t played a game. But that’s his indoctrination into New York fandom. He’ll be okay.
“I think he will be . He’s got the smarts, he’s got the physical ability, he’s an athlete, and I think he’s surrounded by some good talent.”
As confident as Barber is in Jones, he’s not ready to rush the rookie out onto the field. Rather, Barber says, his debut will have to wait until Eli Manning steps aside and who really knows when that will be.
“I have faith in Eli. I think Eli still has some left in him,” Barber said.
Barber took things a step further and expressed a confidence in the 2019 Giants that many don’t have, which is a far cry from his thoughts on the organization just a few years ago.
“I do . I really do,” Barber added. “I really like Dave Gettleman. I think they made specific moves for specific reasons and they’re going to be okay.
You know it’s a weird time in New York when Barber is the rational one.