On Thursday afternoon the New York Giants took the field for their first practice of training camp before the 2019 season kicks off.
Quarterback Eli Manning took first-team reps during the practice, with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones coming in with the second team.
Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the draft, took the field to a chorus of chants from fans saying “we want Jones.”
After his first few passes, however, the team might be chanting for Manning. The former Duke standout struggled in the early going, failing to complete a pass in his first seven attempts.
Jones’ first seven passes resulted in four incompletions, a batted ball, a dropped pass and one interception.
Danile Jones first seven passes in team drills:
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It’s a rough start from the rookie quarterback who will likely play backup to Manning through much of the season.
During the 2019 NFL draft, several high-profile players remained on the draft board at No. 6. Despite having star pass rusher Josh Allen available to the team, the Giants selected Jones instead.
Fans were irate, thinking the team could get Jones with their second first-round pick at No. 17.
New York drafted former Clemson star Dexter Lawrence with the No. 17 pick before trading back into the first round to select star corner Deandre Baker.
Stay tuned for the latest from NFL training camps.