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Giants and 1st Round Pick Daniel Jones Agree to Terms on Rookie Deal

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: Daniel Jones of Duke reacts after being chosen #6 overall by the New York Giants during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Former Duke quarterback and the No. 6 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft Daniel Jones and the New York Giants are close to finalizing a deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Jones and the Giants have agreed in principle on the terms of his deal, and all that's left is to put pen to paper.

With current quarterback Eli Manning on the decline, the Giants' search for a replacement feels like it's been a long time coming.

During Jones' senior season, he won MVP of the Independence Bowl, where he had 423 yards passing and five touchdowns.

Running back Saquon Barkley is coming off a historic rookie season, and the Giants hope that Jones can pair with Barkley to form an elite QB-RB tandem.

After a disappointing 2019 season, losing star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won't help from a talent standpoint. However, the additions of Golden Tate and Daniel Jones could help steer the franchise in a better direction culturally.

Fans aren't excited about Jones, but he should take that as a chance to prove all of his doubters wrong, even those over at EA.