Faculty quarterback guru David Cutcliffe had combined emotions when the Giants benched one among his mentees, Eli Manning, for some other of his proteges, Daniel Jones.
On Sunday, the Duke head trainer may really feel best pleasure.
“No phrases describe how nice a person and teammate Eli Manning is! I’m more than pleased for Daniel,” Cutcliffe tweeted after Jones, in his first occupation get started, led the Giants to an improbable 32-31 comeback win over the Buccaneers. “I’m amazingly pleased with WHO either one of those males are! Eli you’re the entire definition of “CLASS.”
It was once Cutliffe who coached each Jones (at Duke) and Manning (at Mississippi) in faculty, whilst additionally overseeing Eli’s older brother, Peyton Manning, at Tennessee.
Manning unquestionably was once the definition of sophistication although he had misplaced the activity he had held for 16 years, in the beginning fist-bumping Jones after the sixth-overall select scored his first landing — a 7-yard raise in the second one quarter — prior to later embracing Jones, who carried the Giants again from a 18-point deficit at halftime.
Jones went 23-of-36 for 336 yards, two passing and two dashing touchdowns within the Giants first win of the season.
The scoop Tuesday that the 38-year-old Manning could be benched for the 22-year-old Jones hit Cutcliffe onerous.
To start with, he declined to remark at the subject prior to freeing a video remark.
“If that is the tip, and I do not know what’s subsequent for Eli Manning, I am hoping he specializes in the entire good things that he’s achieved,” Cutcliffe mentioned.
“Completely I’m excited for Daniel, praying that Daniel will get off to an ideal get started. That’s essential on your occupation. However I do know he’s tricky sufficient to take what comes. So he’ll be simply tremendous.”
Jones was once extra than simply tremendous.
This tale was once initially printed by means of the New York Publish.