"I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field" – Giants owner John Mara— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 13, 2019
Mara has been criticized for unconditionally supporting Manning in spite of the team's failures, and this offseason appears no different.
"At the end of the day it's gonna be a decision by the head coach, as to when or if Daniel ends up playing this year" Mara said. "I'd be very happy [if Jones doesn't play this season] because that means we're having a great year and Eli's having a great year."
Jones has impressed during training camp and the Giants' first preseason game against the Jets, where he went 5-of-5 for 67 yards and a touchdown. Despite the limited sample size, Jones showed great poise and decision-making ability in his first game.
I don’t get this at all. I DON’T agree with this at all.— Training Camp Mara (@EmperorMara) August 13, 2019
You DO NOT draft a QB 6th overall to sit on the bench with a clipboard all season.
I’d like to think John Mara is lying but he’s lied indirectly to us via Gett-Man and Shurm why start lying directly now? Ridiculous. https://t.co/uXKhvcyTKQ
As it currently stands, however, Giants fans will have to wait for Manning or Mara to leave town until the team reaches its full potential.