The Giants' preseason opener against the Jets on Thursday could feature a healthy dose of Daniel Jones.
The No. 6 overall pick from Duke will play in the game, according to head coach Pat Shurmur, and could even start as Shurmur said his quarterback plan and decision to play Eli Manning will "reveal itself."
Regardless of whether or not Manning plays, all eyes will be on Jones as it will be the first real look fans will see of Manning's eventual successor.
"I'm excited," Jones said on Tuesday. "I think we'll all play some."
Jones does not know what the exact plan for him will be, though, but he does have some goals in mind as he takes the field for the first time in his NFL career.
"I think first and foremost score points," Jones said. "Move the offense down field and score points. I think that's always the goal. Other than that, executing consistently, keeping the ball moving forward, not hurting ourselves, and executing what we have on offense. Doing that, taking care of the ball -- if we're scoring points, moving the ball, I think we'll feel good about we we'll do."
Shurmur also noted that some healthy starters may not suit up, but if Jones does get the start it would mean he will be tasked with facing a Gregg Williams-coached defense in the Jets, which will surely be putting pressure on the quarterback.
Jones is not afraid of that first hit, though.
"It kind of gets you going," he said. "...I don't need it to be big."