Daniel Jones' first NFL start was a resounding success. In his first NFL start after months of criticism, he delivered the Giants to their first win of the 2019 season.
Jones looked every bit the franchise quarterback that the Giants controversially drafted No. 6 overall. As a result, Jones has found a new supporter in ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky.
Taking to Twitter during the game, Orlovsky apologized for previously criticizing Jones and the decision to draft him sixth-overall in April.
I was wrong about you.
That tweet by Orlovsky actually came out well before Jones led the Giants down the field for a lead-taking touchdown. New York went on to win the game 32-31 after a Buccaneers missed field goal to end the game.
Jones finished the game with an impressive stat line: 64-percent completion, 336 yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.
The win was tied for the fifth-largest comeback in Giants history, and was their first win since December 9 last year.
But on top of all of that, the win was by all means vindication for Daniel Jones and the decision-makers who drafted him.
Jones is making believers out of more and more of his critics.
Congratulations on a spectacular first game, Daniel!