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Eli Manning Reveals Piece Of Advice He Gave Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones and Eli Manning talking on the sidelines.

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 22: Daniel Jones #8 and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talk during the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The big news out of New York this week is the Giants replacing franchise icon Eli Manning with rookie Daniel Jones. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, will make his first career start against Tampa Bay this weekend.

When the Giants surprised many with their selection of Jones back in April, it appeared they were planning for him to take over for Manning soon. However, Week 3 is a little sooner than pretty much everyone imagined.

Manning can't be happy about getting benched, but he's saying all the right things in the aftermath. After 15 years, the guy knows how to handle the New York media.

Asked what his advice for Jones was, Manning replied with his typical dry humor, saying he told the first-year pro to "throw it to the guy wearing the same jersey as you."

Of course, Eli's statement leaves him open to plenty of jokes. Even in his prime, he was known to be reckless with the ball, throwing more than his fair share of interceptions.

Behind the scenes, he's probably giving Jones much more direction than just this one-liner. It definitely hurts Eli to take a seat but we can't see him being hostile to his young replacement.

Jones, who appeared in the Giants' season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys, will be the first quarterback drafted by the Giants to start a game for the team since Jesse Palmer in 2003.

That's a crazy stat, but remember, Eli technically wasn't drafted by New York. He arrived via trade with the San Diego Chargers.