In his last comments to the media before training camp in six weeks, Pat Shurmur stirred up a possible quarterback competition. The Giants coach said Eli Manning is the starter, but first-round pick Daniel Jones is getting ready to play, leaving the door slightly ajar for Jones to at least challenge Manning.
It also overshadowed what the former Duke star said, which shouldn’t be forgotten.
“I think I made a considerable amount of progress since I have gotten here. I should have. That is the way it is supposed to go,” Jones said on Tuesday in the final organized team activity practice of the spring that was open to the media. “I still have a considerable amount to do, but I am making progress every day and where I am is certainly better than where I started.”
Where he started was impressive in its own right, according to Giants players and coaches. The sixth-overall pick is doing everything he can, Shurmur has said, to be ready for the start of the regular season. But Jones also isn’t thinking about pushing Manning for playing time, either. That, he said, would distract him from the goal at hand, which is continuing to improve.