Monday night at Yankee Stadium, Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones was enjoying the Yankees and Rays game when he was showed on the jumbrotron in between innings. But instead of cheers for the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft from the Giants fans in attendance, he heard a chorus of boos instead.
Well, his teammates aren't too happy about that.
Tight end Evan Engram quote tweeted our news story about the incident, and he wants an explanation from the fans...
For what reason? Please keep that same energy. PLEASE! https://t.co/3qtSA6eIy5- Evan Engram (@eazyengram) June 18, 2019
Engram's thoughts were backed up by RB Saquon Barkley, who retweeted him.
Since the Giants called his name with the first of their first-round selections, fans have shown disdain toward the Duke product. Many believed GM Dave Gettleman could have taken their hopeful quarterback of the future later with the No. 17 pick, but the Giants didn't want to risk losing him to another team.
And even though Jones has been impressing his coaches and teammates during the offseason so far, Giants fans are still salty over the pick with the Yankees game boos as evidence.
But Jones has yet to take a snap in the NFL, so how about giving the 22-year-old a shot before showering him with boos? Engram and Barkley probably speak for the rest of the team in saying Jones deserves a shot.
He could very well turn those boos into cheers.