Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones has seemed unflappable since being selected No. 6 overall in the NFL Draft. And his demeanor hasn't changed now that he's heard boos at Yankee Stadium before taking a single snap for Big Blue.
"I certainly don't pay a whole lot of attention to it," Jones said Tuesday during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show . "You're aware of it. I'm focused on what we're doing here and focused on trying to practice as well as I could these past six weeks and show some progress over these six weeks. So, at the end of the day, I'm grateful to be part of this franchise, get this opportunity and looking forward to keeping it going."
After getting booed on Monday night by what amounted a smattering of a subset of fans in the Bronx, two of Jones' teammates came to his defense.
Tight end Evan Engram was perplexed by the booing and tweeted at the fans who were the culprits, while running back Saquon Barkley retweeted Engram's tweet.
Most of the anger directed at Jones since his selection has seemed to be directed at Giants GM Dave Gettleman, with some believing he was duped by teams behind the Giants in the Draft into taking Jones at No. 6 when he could have had him at No. 17.
In any event, Jones is expected to be Eli Manning's backup this season, but head coach Pat Shurmur has gone out of his way to not shut down the possibility of Jones starting from Day 1.
When he was most recently pressed on it, Shurmur gave a non-answer when asked if Jones could eventually take the job from Manning.
Whenever Jones does play for the Giants, the fans will finally have something to base their reactions to him on.