“Eli and I spoke this morning,” Shurmur said. “I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel. Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday.” (Giants)
56 completions. 89 pass attempts. 556 meaningless yards. two touchdowns. two interceptions. A mediocre 78.7 passer rating and two big fat L’s.
Eli Manning isn’t the worst quarterback in the league. His arm didn’t fall off like his brother, Peyton, when he was just floating beach balls to receivers in Denver at the end of his career.
No, Eli is something much worse: he’s irrelevant.
Eli Manning doesn’t effect wins or losses. He’s just kind of there. He’s an old man whom the game has passed by. He’s the old guy commenting on girl’s selfies ‘u r beautiful’ not realizing how creepy he’s coming off because he doesn’t understand how social media works.
Do you understand how frustrating it’s been watching guys like Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz come into this league and revolutionize the QB position with their cannon arms and mobility in and out of the pocket while Eli Manning drops to his back the second a linebacker makes eye contact as to avoid getting hit all while wearing his dad’s old long sleeve tee under his jersey?
Enter Daniel Jones.
DANNY DIMES OR DIE. DANNY DEEP BALL. DJTD.
Welcome the new prince of New York, Mr. Daniel Jones.
For the first time in literally any of our lifetimes, we will get to see a Giants QB who can move in the pocket and throw the ball on the move. He is a modern day quarterback in an era where quarterbacks are putting up historic numbers.
We got him.
After watching Josh Allen devour the Giants defense last week, we should all be hyped to see Daniel Jones play a very similar style of football plus he’s far more accurate than Allen (and Eli).
Danny Dimes is about to come in and lead this team to a 14-2 season, a Super Bowl trophy and no one can tell me otherwise. The No. 6 overall draft pick who was the unofficial MVP of the preseason is astronomically better than Eli Manning and I have far more faith in his ability to get the ball out to the awful core of receivers that bitch ass Dave Gettleman put together.
And again, DJ can run the rock. If Pat Shurmur really gets into his playmaking bag then he can leverage Jones’s legs to open up even more opportunities for Saquon Barkley, a player that Shurmur seems to forget he has on the roster for large chunks of the game.
We saw what coach Shurmur was able to do in Minnesota with Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. He rode three backup quarterbacks to the NFC Championship game.
Danny Dimes is better than those three quarterbacks. He is certainly more athletically gifted than all three.
DANNY DIMEZ SZN BABYYYYY #PRAYFORTHENFL