Gather 'round, everybody! The sixth pick has chucked his first one. This certainly isn't going to stop the local media from hounding Dave Gettleman. The much-maligned New York Giants GM's most controversial move was selecting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, a second-round talent, with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, declaring that he will back up Eli Manning this season. Jones has had an up and down camp, with his latest down coming in the form of his first interception, as a post pass was intercepted by sixth-round pick Corey Ballantine.
While the former Washburn Ichabod Ballentine has been playing his tail off in camp to this point, this will only make the jeers from the anti-Jones camp louder.
Despite the best efforts of Saquon Barkley to quell any negative press, some poor throws from Jones have already gone viral on Twitter, highlighting the quarterback's average arm strength and accuracy issues.
Training camp throws with no pads on while wearing gym shorts aren't a great indicator of future success, but Giants fans haven't had that lightbulb moment yet where they realize that the franchise is in good hands with Jones as their quarterback of the future.