The New York Giants definitely shocked the football world when they selected QB Daniel Jones with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, a player that didn’t seem to be on anybody’s radar to take that soon in the draft.
Everybody has had their opinion on it, except for the current starter for the Giants.
On Monday, Eli Manning was finally asked his thoughts about the franchise selecting Jones last month.
“Fine with it,” Manning said Monday, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
The veteran QB also noted he won’t have any trouble with mentoring him, but the challenge will be on Jones to learn as much as he can.
“I’ve been doing that for the last 11 years, 12 years,” Manning said. “I don’t know when you become a mentor, when that is official. When you’ve been in the league longer than any other guy in the quarterback room, you should be a mentor in that sense where you know a little bit more.”
“It’s a little bit on Daniel being in there, listening, asking questions and everybody willing to help out in those situations,” Manning said.
The Giants have just eight total wins in the last two seasons with Eli as QB1.