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Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

While the Giants saw rookie Daniel Jones develop in flashes throughout the 2019 season, former New York wide receiver Amani Toomer is not entirely convinced that the No. 6 overall pick is the team's true franchise quarterback.

Appearing on RADIO.COM Sports' "Home & Home" show Thursday, Toomer expressed some optimism about Jones, but ultimately wants to see more before annointing him the Giants' next Eli Manning.

"I'm excited," Toomer said. "I just don't know what we have in him."

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Dec 1, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) warms up as head coach Pat Shurmur walks past before the game against the Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Dec 1, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) warms up as head coach Pat Shurmur walks past before the game against the Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are two of the most respected NFL Draft analysts out there, so their opinions on prospects hold tons of weight. 

But their opinions on Giants QB Daniel Jones couldn't be more opposite. 

Heading into last year's draft, McShay was not a fan of Jones, while Kiper saw all the things the Giants apparently did when they drafted him sixth overall. So, when discussing the Giants on their podcast, a heated argument broke out between the two personalties who clearly still share their differences with Jones. 

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The Giants have multiple needs to fill this offseason, including offensive line help and virtually everywhere on the defense. There is also one, though that isn't pressing but needs some thought put into it before training camp begins this summer. 

As we all know, Eli Manning has gone off into the sunset following his stellar, Hall of Fame-worthy NFL career. Daniel Jones was already transitioned in as the quarterback of the future in Week 3, with Manning as his backup helping him along the way. 

Well, with the Manning gone, who is going to back up Jones now?

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As he continues to pursue his dream of playing in MLB, Mets minor league prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow addressed the media on Sunday afternoon and made some positive comments on the two young quarterbacks playing in New York.

When asked if he was "yay or nay" on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Tebow laughed at the question and then gave an encouraging answer on the No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft.

"I think he's got a lot of talent," Tebow said of Jones. "I think he was coached really well in college. I think he will continue to improve. I think continuing to get him more weapons and confidence is pretty critical."

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Tom Brady (Greg M. Cooper)

So, here we are, in a world where Tom Brady's future with the Patriots is actually up in the air after spending 19 seasons in New England. The future Hall of Famer said he isn't going anywhere in a Super Bowl commercial, but that is only in reference to hanging up his cleats for good. Changing teams is definitely in the cards. 

Could that be to the Giants? 

It seems like an enormous stretch, especially after the team drafted Daniel Jones sixth overall and he took over for Eli Manning as the franchise quarterback after two games into the 2019 season. But, according to Boston radio host Scott Zolak, there's a possibility. 

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Daniel Jones/Saquon Barkley (Geoff Burke)
Daniel Jones/Saquon Barkley (Geoff Burke)

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley are, unsurprisingly, considered longshots at best to win NFL MVP in 2020. Jones comes in at 66-1, while Barkley is listed at 100-1, according to BetOnline.ag.

After taking over at quarterback in Week 3 last season, Jones will enter the season as the undisputed starter following the retirement of Eli Manning. He'll hope to build on the relationship he developed with fellow rookie Darius Slayton, who also debuted in Week 3 and finished the season with 48 catches for 740 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones finished the season with 3027 yards passing and a 61.9% completion percentage. Other players at 66-1 include incoming quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.

Barkley took the league by storm in 2018 and led the entire NFL in yards from scrimmage, but missed three games with an ankle sprain in 2019. He finished the season with 1003 yards rushing and added 52 catches for 438 yards out of the backfield, but remains one of the most explosive running backs in the league. Barkley joins Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and former Giants wide reciever Odell Beckham Jr. among the players listed at 100-1.

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Due to NFL rules, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones hasn't been able to chat to his new offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett just yet about scheme.

So he did the next best thing, he talked to Garrett's last quarterback, Dak Prescott

Jones revealed he caught up with the Cowboys quarterback down in Miami during Super Bowl week and fired away some questions about his new OC. 

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Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was down in Miami this week for Super Bowl festivities, including talking to kids at the Citi Football ProCamp at Miami Central High School on Saturday morning.

Despite not playing in the big game, Jones mentioned how he can sense the excitement and energy around it.

"It's exciting to see it and kind of feel the buzz around it and feel the energy around it,'' Jones told the New York Post. "It does kind of get you excited and that's certainly the goal, to be playing in one of these.''

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Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) addresses the media at a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) addresses the media at a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Ahead of his Super Bowl party down in Miami this weekend, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat down with The Post's Steve Serby to answer some questions, and the big focus was on the Giants' past, present and future.

Gronkowski won three Super Bowls with the Patriots over the course of his nine-year career in the NFL, but he experienced how it felt to lose a Super Bowl first, when New England lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI back in 2012.

After putting up 26 receiving yards on two catches, "the feeling of losing" is what stands out to Gronkowski when it comes to reminiscing about his first experience in the big game.

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Aug 4, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and New York Giants former quarterback Kurt Warner arrives during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Bensen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Aug 4, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and New York Giants former quarterback Kurt Warner arrives during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Bensen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

He was the man that Eli Manning took over for when the Giants decided to transition to their rookie quarterback back in 2004. It's been 16 years, and Kurt Warner is now being asked if his once-apprentice will be joining him in the Hall of Fame one day. 

His answer? Look at the stats. They speak for themselves in Warner's eyes. 

"It is such a weird process of going into the Hall of Fame and what all goes into making someone a Hall of Fame player," Warner told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano from the Loews Hometown set-up at the Super Bowl Experience down in Miami. "But, when you look at quarterbacks, you look at stats -- that's the era that we live in. And when you look at stats, without question Eli Manning has the stats to be in the Hall of Fame."

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Jan 28, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman speaks with the media during Fox Sports media day at the Miami Beach convention center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Jan 28, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman speaks with the media during Fox Sports media day at the Miami Beach convention center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

As former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett gets ready for his first season as the Giants offensive coordinator, Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman thinks he will thrive in his new environment.

Aikman, of course, spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Cowboys, leading them to three Super Bowl titles in the 90s. He talked about the former Cowboys coach during Super Bowl LIV media availability on Tuesday.

"Jason has proved to be a good coach and he keeps in perspective what it was like for him as a player, what he liked and didn't like," Aikman said. "And he's got great personal skills. ...I'd be surprised if he and Daniel Jones don't hit it off right away and develop a real chemistry."

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Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Former New York Giants player Michael Strahan speaks in front of former players Antonio Pierce (58) and Jeff Feagles (18) and Shaun O'Hara (60) during a halftime ceremony honoring the 2007 Super Bowl champion Giants during a game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Former New York Giants player Michael Strahan speaks in front of former players Antonio Pierce (58) and Jeff Feagles (18) and Shaun O'Hara (60) during a halftime ceremony honoring the 2007 Super Bowl champion Giants during a game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Michael Strahan, who revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that his No. 92 was to be retired by the Giants, knows what his former team needs if they want to get back to the playoffs. 

"Can't have a bunch of nice guys and win. It doesn't work. We need to find some dogs," Strahan told The New York Times' David Marchese in a Q&A. 

Being a dog on the field was a great way to describe Strahan's nature, being someone who was feared by the entire league on the defensive line. The gold jacket he received in 2014 as a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee is a pretty good indication of that. 

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A familiar face from recent Giants history is joining another with the Denver Broncos, according to a weekend report.

Per 9News in Denver, former Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula is working out a deal to become the Broncos' quarterbacks coach. 

The Broncos already added the Giants' last head coach Pat Shurmur to their coaching staff this offseason. Shurmur is now the Broncos' offensive coordinator. 

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Darius Slayton (Bill Streicher)
Darius Slayton (Bill Streicher)

While the wins didn't follow, the Giants set a good foundation for the future in 2019. 

Highlighted by quarterback Daniel Jones, plenty of rookies were impact players for the G-men last season. 

For their efforts, Pro Football Focus tabbed the group the fourth-best rookie class in the NFL. 

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(Kim Klement)

With the Eli Manning era officially over for the Giants, everything is now in the hands of quarterback Daniel Jones

Moving forward, Jones will have at least one go-to option in the coming years in a fellow rookie from 2019 in WR Darius Slayton

Speaking on the latest happenings with the Giants' quarterback room, the wideout expressed loads of confidence in his QB heading into the offseason. 

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The first impression of Eli Manning was that he wasn't very good at first impressions.

That wasn't just back in 2004, either, when he introduced himself to the NFL by seemingly offending everyone outside of New York because he refused to play for the San Diego Chargers. It wasn't even from his terrible first practices, or his bland first press conferences and what seemed like endless mountains of clichés.

The first time I thought I had a chance to really get to know Eli Manning was in the spring of 2006, at a posh house in North Caldwell, N.J., right across the street from the house The Sopranos used for the mobster, Johnny Sack. Eli and Peyton were there to film a Reebok commercial, the first commercial that would feature the two of them and their father, Archie, together. I somehow got one of the first exclusive interviews with Peyton and Eli together.

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Eli Manning (Treated Image by SNY)
Eli Manning (Treated Image by SNY)

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This remarkable story began at old Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, on a freezing-cold day in early November 2003. Ernie Accorsi was given a seat outside in the auxiliary press section. He "almost froze to death," he recalled years later, and practically begged the Sports Information Director to let him come in every few minutes just to warm up.

What happened down on the field, though, got his blood flowing in a way that wouldn't stop for nearly six months, until the next NFL draft. He was there watching a young Eli Manning lose a game to Auburn on an end-zone interception near the end of the game. Manning went 26 of 46 for 286 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

But Accorsi saw so much more.

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Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) runs for a touchdown past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) runs for a touchdown past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

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Darius Slayton had exactly the same reaction as almost everyone else when he heard the Giants new head coach was going to be Joe Judge.

Who?

"Yeah, I had not heard of him prior to the Giants hiring him," Slayton told SNY in an interview on Thursday. "But you know he's coming from a really good organization. Everybody I've heard speak about him has glowing things to say about him, so I'm sure he'll be a good guy for the job."

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The 2019 season was widely expected to be the final one in Eli Manning's career, but the 16-year veteran quarterback has yet to make a decision on his future and has left the door open to possibly coming back.

Giants co-owner John Mara spoke to WFAN early Friday morning and said that although Manning's role as starting quarterback is over (with the ascension of Daniel Jones), there are still other options available for him to stick around.

"I haven't closed any doors on that," Mara said about Manning finding another role within the organization during an appearance on WFAN's Moose and Maggie Show. "Eli came to see me a few days ago, and we had a nice, long talk, but I don't think he's fully decided yet what he wants to do. And I've told him just take his time, think about it some more and then come back and see me again."

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The Giants' 2019 season didn't go to plan. 

Despite a 4-12 overall record, there might've been one positive that came out of Blue Big's bad year. Plenty of young players got playing time, rookies specifically. 

And the Giants' first-year pros used that valuable time well, according to Pro Football Focus

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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa has announced that he will be entering the 2020 NFL Draft, putting another top quarterback in play for teams this April.

For the Giants, the Crimson Tide standout shouldn't be on their radar, though they'll likely do their due diligence on him. Daniel Jones was selected sixth overall in last year's Draft, and after his rookie season saw solid numbers and performances, he looks to be their quarterback of the future. 

Tagovailoa's decision, however, could still impact Big Blue. 

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May 3, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 3, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

On Thursday, Giants GM Dave Gettleman talked to The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, and answered some lingering questions as the season recently came to an end and the team begins its search for a new head coach.

Who made the call to fire Pat Shurmur?

"That was not my call," Gettleman said. "It came from above."

Gettleman was then asked how much say Steve Tisch has compared to John Mara.

"They're co-owners, and they discuss everything," Gettleman said.

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Dave Gettleman
Dave Gettleman

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dave Gettleman was well aware of how angry fans were as the walls of the Giants franchise collapsed around him this season. He knew the outside world questioned his decisions. He could feel the heat in his office.

Yet he still refused to come out.

"I was feeling guilty about it," Gettleman said on Tuesday in his first press conference in more than five months. "I felt guilty that Pat (Shurmur) was up there taking the bullets."

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Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Dave Gettleman initially received criticism for taking Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft April 25, but the Giants general manager's move showed early progress when the rookie quarterback flashed as New York's starter.

The Duke product replaced 16-year veteran starter Eli Manning in Week 3 of the regular season after the Giants' 0-2 start, sparking Sept. 22's 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and totaling 12 starts.

While the Giants ended the year at 4-12 overall, resulting in Monday's firing of Pat Shurmur after two seasons, Gettleman got Jones right. Still, Gettleman was surprised to see Jones throw for 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions in 13 games, when speaking Tuesday at his end-of-year press conference.

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Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones talk about the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur, and appreciating the belief he had in them.

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May 3, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 3, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur essentially arrived together two years ago to help rebuild the Giants. But only one of them is getting a chance to see that rebuilding project through.

While Shurmur was fired by the Giants on Monday morning, Gettleman will not suffer the same fate. Despite rampant speculation that he would be fired or step down, the 68-year-old general manager will remain in his position, the Giants announced, and as SNY reported on Sunday.

"Dave Gettleman is our general manager in 2020 and hopefully for many years after that," Giants co-owner John Mara said in a statement. "We believe he is the right person to lead us going forward."

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Pat Shurmur
Pat Shurmur

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Less than two years ago, the Giants gave Pat Shurmur the keys to a dysfunctional mess of a locker room because they believed he was the "adult" who could clean it up. And in many ways he did. The room is far more professional than it was back then.

But that didn't matter as much as maybe it should have in this bottom line business. Shurmur went 9-23 in his two seasons with the Giants, including 4-11 with a franchise-record-tying nine-game losing streak this year.

In the end, the 54-year-old Shurmur never had a chance.

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There is no reason to believe that Pat Shurmur's fate at all hung in the balance on Sunday afternoon, that the game against the Eagles would be enough to sway his bosses in one way or the other. But if it was the last chance for Shurmur to make his case, or one last advertisement for him to stick around another season, it hardly was convincing.

Instead, the 34-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was an advertisement for everything that plagued Shurmur's Giants over the last two years.

Pick your poison: An anemic offense, questionable play calling, a stunning under useof Saquon Barkley for most of the game. There was also some bad offensive line play, a complete lack of a pass rush, terrible tackling throughout the defense and miscommunications in the secondary.

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Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) stiff arms Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) stiff arms Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Do the Giants care about knocking the Eagles out of the playoffs? It depends on whom you ask.

After Thursday's practice, three days away from Sunday's 4:25 p.m. finale against NFC East-leading Philadelphia (8-7), several players acknowledged the possibility of playing the spoiler role.

"We want to play spoiler," said veteran safety Antoine Bethea. "We want to send them home. We're not going to the playoffs, so we definitely want to get this dub and knock them out."

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Despite his place in the franchise as the Giants' quarterback of the future, Daniel Jones knows better than to bark orders at the front office regarding Pat Shurmur's fate.

But if the rookie signal caller and 2019 NFL draft's No. 6 overall pick had any say in the decision, he would bring the offensive-minded head coach back for 2020 and beyond.

"Yeah, I think, obviously, that's well above my paygrade," Jones said Thursday after practice. "I've really enjoyed working with coach Shurmur and I think he's done a whole lot for my development and my growth. So I think, yeah, he's been great for me."

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Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur coaches against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur coaches against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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The general expectation throughout the NFL is that the Giants will make a coaching change, at the very least, on Monday morning. There are those inside the Giants organization that expect that too, though they aren't nearly as sure. Some inside Giants headquarters admit they would not be shocked at all if Pat Shurmur's key card still works after ownership meets on Monday.

And that begs this question: After two miserable, double-digit loss seasons, how could ownership keeping Shurmur around?

Maybe, in the end, they can't. Or maybe doing that is easier than anyone thinks, because there are definitely things working in Shurmur's favor and those factors will all get a long look from John Mara and Steve Tisch early next week. Here's a look at some of the things in the "pro-Shurmur" column which inevitably could keep him employed by the Giants for (at least) one more year:

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The Giants celebrated their victory over the Redskins in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday night, and videos of Eli Manning, Daniel Jones and others enjoying themselves have gone viral. 

As such, head coach Pat Shurmur is well aware of the situation, but he doesn't see a single thing wrong with it. In fact, Shurmur wanted an invite. 

"Yeah," he said when asked if he was OK with his team out last night, "They're grown men and they look after each other. They were celebrating a victory -- should've invited me."

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Daniel Jones/Eli Manning
Daniel Jones/Eli Manning

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The Giants returned to New York after their win over the Redskins on Sunday. And they decided it was a cause for celebration. 

Several Giants players, including quarterbacks Eli Manning and Daniel Jones, were seen at Green Rock Tap and Grill in Hoboken, NJ enjoying their victory with some games of flip cup, throwing napkins to the ceiling and dancing with the other patrons. Check it out below...

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Dec 22, 2019; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball past Washington Redskins nose tackle Daron Payne (94) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Dec 22, 2019; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball past Washington Redskins nose tackle Daron Payne (94) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

Saquon Barkley has been pestered all season long about his health, but he let his play do the talking Sunday when he had a career-high 189 yards rushing in the Giants' 41-35 overtime win over the Washington Redskins.

The second-year running back, who missed three games with a high right ankle sprain, has experienced ups and downs since coming back from the midseason injury.

But after taking 24 carries for 112 yards (4.67 average) and two touchdowns in last Sunday's 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, Barkley drove his point home with Week 16's explosive performance.

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Dec 22, 2019; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) passes the ball as Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson (52) chases in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Dec 22, 2019; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) passes the ball as Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson (52) chases in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

Daniel Jones notched his second victory against the Redskins for 2019, earning the season sweep with Sunday's 41-35 overtime win at Washington and taking another step in his development.

In what was a career-best day for Jones, who returned for the first time since suffering a sprained left ankle Dec. 1 against the Green Bay Packers, the rookie quarterback completed 28 of 42 passes (66.7 percent) for 352 yards and five touchdowns.

Most importantly, on his way to leading the Giants (4-11) past the Redskins (3-12) with the game-winning three-yard touchdown pass for rookie tight end Kaden Smith, Jones did not turn the ball over for the first time all year.

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Dec 7, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young (2) reacts against the Wisconsin Badgers during the fourth quarter in the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 7, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young (2) reacts against the Wisconsin Badgers during the fourth quarter in the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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A few weeks ago, when talking about the future of the Giants, a team executive was asked to name the one thing this current group was so desperately missing. The answer came quickly: "Michael Strahan," he said.

"We don't have a Strahan who can put pressure on the quarterback," he said, before adding "Yet."

The implication was pretty clear. Finding a premiere pass rusher was going to be the Giants' most important offseason task.

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Daniel Jones/Saquon Barkley (Geoff Burke)
Daniel Jones/Saquon Barkley (Geoff Burke)

In an uber exciting win over the Redskins on Sunday, Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones and star RB Saquon Barkley were simply the stars of the show. And in playing that role, they set some new career accolades. 

Let's start with Jones, who returns after missing the last two games with a high ankle sprain. There was no rust at all for the neophyte, as he completed 28 of his 45 pass attempts for a career-high 352 yards which led to a career-high five touchdowns. 

Jones looked extremely poised in the pocket, and picked apart the Redskins' zone coverages the most with special attention on Golden Tate (six catches, 96 yards) and Sterling Shepard (six catches, 76 yards). He was also seen running and cutting on that ankle, which is a great sign. 

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It took until the end of a dismal and disappointing season, but Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley reminded everyone why the Giants' future is bright.

Both players looked as good as they ever have as they put on dazzling displays in the Giants' wild, 41-35 overtime win over the Washington Redskins. Jones, the rookie quarterback who missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, completed 28-of-42 passes for a career-high 352 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. And Barkley, in by far the finest game of his young career, rushed 22 times for 189 yards and caught four passes for 90 yards and scored twice, too.

For Jones, it was his third game of the season with at least four touchdown passes and fourth game with at least four touchdowns overall. And Barkley set his career best with 279 total yards.

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Kevin Zeitler was not listed on the Giants' injury report on Friday and is likely to suit up on Sunday against the Redskins.

This is good news for Daniel Jones, who "barring anything crazy" will start for Big Blue as it faces off against Dwayne Haskins and Adrian Peterson

Zeitler injured his ankle in the fourth quarter against the Eagles two weeks ago and was carted off the field. He missed last week's game against the Dolphins.

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Barring anything "crazy," Daniel Jones will start for the Giants on Sunday against the Redskins in Washington, D.C. when they play their penultimate game of the season, head coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday.

Jones has missed the last two games due to a high ankle sprain, but had been ramping up his activity at practice this week in preparation for his return.

The rookie said on Wednesday that he was progressing.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants had never really fired a general manager before Dec. 4, 2017, when Jerry Reese was told to clean out his office. The closest they came was in 1978, when Andy Robustelli left on his own, saving the Maras from pushing him out the door.

From 1979 through 2017, the Giants had three general managers with an average tenure of 13 seasons.

There's a reason for that kind of front office stability -- a very good reason. And no matter how frustrated John Mara and Steve Tisch may be with the last two miserable seasons, they shouldn't ignore that and change their philosophy with Dave Gettleman now.

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Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain, but after practice on Wednesday, it looks like he might break that streak this week. 

Head coach Pat Shurmur said that Jones took "most" of the first-team snaps at practice, and added that he looked "fine." Jones added more to that update on himself, saying his ankle continues to progress in a positive direction.

"The ankle feels good. I'm progressing," Jones said. "Hopefully I'll continue to improve throughout the week."

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Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) looks up at the scoreboard during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) looks up at the scoreboard during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Evan Engram has officially been placed on Injured Reserve, the team announced on Tuesday, ending a long "will he, won't he" stretch where it was unclear whether Engram would be able to suit up from week-to-week.

The third-year tight end finishes the 2019 season with just eight games played , a career-low for Engram, who played 15 games his rookie season and 11 last year.

Engram has been sidelined since Week 10 with a foot injury that did not heal fast enough for him to return to the field. With the Giants record at 2-12, rushing him back was seemingly not something of a concern for the team.

In his eight games on the field this season, Engram caught 44 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns.

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Eli Manning walked off the field at MetLife Stadium victorious on Sunday, and the expectation is that it will be his final home start -- and potentially his last start as a Giant. But things are still somewhat up in the air.

"We'll just have to see," head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday when asked about the status of Daniel Jones, who has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury.

"We'll just push him along like we did last week," Shurmur added. "We started the week with the idea that he might be ready to play, and we'll do the same this week."

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With rookie quarterback Daniel Jones out with an ankle injury for the second straight week, Eli Manning got the start in what could be his final game for the Giants.

He led the Giants to their first win since Week 4, beating the Miami Dolphins 36-20.

Manning finished the day 20-for-28 passing with 283 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He now has 366 career touchdown passes and a 117-117 record as a starter.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If this really was the end for Eli Manning, at least it was a fitting finale.

And if this wasn't the end ... well, maybe it should be.

The Giants' icon got to go out a winner, and once again heard the cheers from the crowd, in what might easily was the best performance of his final season in New York. The 38-year-old quarterback completed 20 of his 28 passes for 283 yards and threw two touchdowns. Sure, he also threw three interceptions. But his performance was enough to snap the Giants' franchise-record-tying nine-game losing streak and to beat the Miami Dolphins 36-20.

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With Daniel Jones still sidelined with a high-ankle sprain, Eli Manning will start for the Giants when they host the Dolphins on Sunday.

As the game potentially serves as the final home start of Manning's career, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano gives a preview of what we can expect to see at MetLife Stadium...

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Dec 1, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) runs the ball after a catch during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Dec 1, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) runs the ball after a catch during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Dolphins will get some added help this Sunday when they try to defeat a New York team for the second time, as WRs DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson have been cleared from the concussion protocol and were removed from the game's injury status report.

Parker, who signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension earlier this week, suffered the injury during last week's loss to the Jets when he was tackled after catching a pass and hit his head on the field.

Wilson also suffered the injury last week against the Jets.

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Eli Manning will start his second consecutive game this weekend for the Giants after Pat Shurmur announced that Daniel Jones remains out with a high ankle sprain.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported earlier this week that it was "likely" Manning would start against the Dolphins as Jones continues to recover from the injury.

With the rest of the season still in limbo, Manning will at the very least get to play one final home game for the Giants on Sunday to potentially cap off his 16-year career in New York.

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Dec 19, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Georgia State Panthers quarterback Nick Arbuckle (4) works out prior to the game in the 2015 Cure Bowl against the San Jose State Spartans at Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 19, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Georgia State Panthers quarterback Nick Arbuckle (4) works out prior to the game in the 2015 Cure Bowl against the San Jose State Spartans at Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

With Eli Manning and Alex Tanney potentially leaving this offseason, the Giants will bring in former Georgia State and CFL quarterback Nate Arbuckle for a workout Tuesday.

The Giants seem set at quarterback for the long term with Daniel Jones under center, but they will still need a viable option at the backup position.

Arbuckle, 26, most recently played for the Calgary Stampede after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016 -- Arbuckle spent some time at Pittsburgh Steeler rookie mini-camp before heading up to to the CFL.

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