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Giants are throwing Daniel Jones to the wolves, not sure I agree with this move

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) will be given the keys to the car this week against the Buccaneers I am just not sure it is the right move so early.

The New York Giants are super high on Daniel Jones and they should be, but today they named the rookie from Duke their starting quarterback.

Daniel Jones first game will come against one of the nastiest fronts in the NFL. Jones will go up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, after getting the nod over 15year starter Eli Manning.

Jones was the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft, out of Duke. He had a strong spring and summer, completing 85.3 percent of his passes in the preseason with two touchdown passes and no interceptions, but is he ready?

Manning, 38, has made a franchise-record 232 starts since replacing Kurt Warner in November 2004, during Manning’s rookie season. He has collected a pair of Super Bowl MVPs and rewritten the franchise record book during a 16-season run. The sad thing is Manning will now move over and let the young rookie try his hand.

While Manning is going to be hurt by this move, I think the Giants are hurting Jones by letting him take the role so fast. He is just two games into the season, and Jones is going to have no help at the wide receiver position. The Giants are down three starting wide outs, and this is not the way to help a young quarterback.

I believe Daniel Jones will be fine in the NFL, I am just not sure if they are making the best decision. I would have at least waited until after the bye to replace Eli. I would have waited until Sterling Sheppard and Golden Tate were back on the field before I pulled the plug. You have not watched Eli do anything with all his wide outs on the field, he is playing with a bunch of back-ups, but I get it, produce on the field or get off of it.

What do you think? Was it the right choice? Let us know!

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