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Video: Giants Rookie QB Daniel Jones Runs For 1st Career TD

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)

After a controversial No. 6 overall selection, followed by a phenomenal preseason and some spot duty in Week 1, Daniel Jones finally got his first NFL start for the New York Giants today.

And in that first start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones managed to get his first TD too.

In the second quarter, Jones marched the Giants down the field, including a brilliant play to extend the drive, and capped it off with a touchdown.

On second and goal from the 7-yard line, Jones faked a hand-off to running back Saquon Barkley. The Buccaneers defense sold out on Barkley, allowing Jones to scramble to the side and rush into the endzone.

Jones' touchdown made the score 12-10 in favor of the Bucs. Though Tampa Bay has since added two field goals to make the game 18-10.

Despite trailing the Bucs, Jones has been fairly efficient in the first half of the game. He's completing 60 percent of his passes with no turnovers so far.

Jones was announced as the Giants starter this past Tuesday. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur benched longtime starter Eli Manning in favor of the rookie from Duke.

Though it seems unlikely that Jones can save their season, if he proves he's a franchise quarterback, Giants fans will be admittedly all too happy to eat some crow.