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Daniel Jones' Girlfriend Sends Him A Message Before First NFL Start

Daniel Jones throws a pass for the New York Giants.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 16: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants attempts a pass against the Chicago Bears in the first half during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The Daniel Jones era gets underway for the New York Giants today, as the rookie quarterback is making his first career start in this afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jones, 22, is replacing the iconic Eli Manning under center for the Giants. Manning, the two-time Super Bowl champion, was benched in favor of the rookie following two losses to open the year.

Ella Bonafede, the girlfriend of the Giants' rookie quarterback, posted some heartfelt messages for Jones before kickoff.

"Your turn is right," said Bonafede, sharing an adorable old home video, "Go get em Daniel!"

Daniel Jones girlfriend posts on Instagram.

Ella and Daniel reportedly met at Duke, where she played lacrosse for the Blue Devils. The happy couple celebrated Jones' selection in the 2019 NFL Draft earlier this year.

"So unbelievably proud of you Daniel, I cannot wait to be cheerin’ you on in NY... Lets Go Giants!" she wrote.

Bonafede reportedly graduated from Duke earlier this spring. Of course, she's become a Giants fan.

Jones and the Giants, meanwhile, are getting ready to kick off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The game is on FOX.