Giants safety Jabrill Peppers is the latest teammate that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has impressed this summer.
According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the selection of Jones by the Giants was praised much more league-wide. Peppers remembers the boos and questioning that took place the moment Jones became his teammate on draft night.
But Peppers now defers to the eye test.
"When we drafted him, he was the butt of a lot of jokes, people really didn't like the pick," Peppers said according to the New York Post. "Even when I was at the [MetLife Stadium] draft party, it was like some boos."
"But in practice he showed me some things, some throws he fit in some super-tight windows, and I just had to look at him like, 'That was a good throw,'" Peppers added. "I think he's gonna surprise a lot of people."
Only time will tell what plays out between Jones and Eli Manning in terms of playing time this upcoming season. However, Father Time is undefeated and eventually, one way or another, the Giants will fully be Jones' team once Manning retires or is no longer on the Giants.
Whenever or however that comes about, if Jones' tenure in New York is similar to Manning's that'll be a success.
Peppers said Jones has what it takes to be the "next" Eli Manning for the Giants as well.
"Yeah, I think so," Peppers said.