The Giants are expected to not only start the season with Eli Manning as their QB, but end the season with him there if everything goes according to plan.
But could No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones be a starter from Day 1 on a team that needed him to start right away?
"I think he'd be ready to go" OC Mike Shula said Wednesday at the Giants' facility. "He has that capability."
"Times have changed," Shula added. "In years past, whenever you drafted a guy -- even that early -- those guys would traditionally not play until their second or third year. But, really over the last six or seven years, you've seen guys playing early. I think he has that capability."
GM Dave Gettleman has seemed more adamant than head coach Pat Shurmur when it comes to the plan for Manning in 2019. And that plan is expected to result in Manning being the starter until the Giants are mathematically eliminated.
In the above scenario, Jones will sit behind Manning and learn -- something he has spoken multiple times about being comfortable doing.
Before the Draft, Manning gave his regular answer about being happy to help out any way he can when it comes to grooming a potential successor.
As far as when Jones actually replaces Manning (if it isn't this season)? That's still up in the air -- mostly because Gettleman keeps praising Manning, noting how he still has a lot left in the tank, and floating scenarios where Manning could be the starter in 2020 and potentially beoynd.
After drafting Jones, Gettleman spoke about the Packers and their three-year plan with Aaron Rodgers. It doesn't seem that Gettleman was being totally serious when talking about Jones potentially sitting behind Manning for three seasons. And it would be a crazy thing to do -- especially with the Giants confident in Jones' ability from Day 1.