Eli Manning has been retired for a little while now, but he’s not done making plays off the field for the NY Giants. It’s no secret that Manning has been there for Daniel Jones early on in his career. Manning, who helped the G-Men win two Super Bowls, has given Danny Dimes countless words of wisdom over the years.
The Giants legend has done so once again leading up to Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Round matchup going up against the Minnesota Vikings. With Jones getting ready for his postseason debut, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan is reporting Jones connected with him earlier in the week. Manning basically told him to just go out there and play like it’s another contest.
NY Giants QB Daniel Jones is ready to surprise people vs. the Vikings
"“It was keep your process the same, keep your approach the same,” Jones said via Raanan. “Largely, it’s the same game. Your intensity is up a little bit, but nothing changes as far as your decision-making and how you approach the game. It’s the same game. Trust what has gotten you there.”"
While some people may be putting extra pressure on Danny Dimes this week, nothing major is changing in his prep for the next game on the schedule. The Giants as a whole are feeling pretty relaxed and confident right now. A lot of analysts think Big Blue has what it takes to record an upset over the Vikings.
If that were to happen, there’s no denying that Jones will have to post a strong outing. The last time these two teams faced off, he tossed for 334 yards, a touchdown and an interception. On the season, Jones has 22 total scores to his name, which has been fantastic to see.
If he can take care of the football and throw the pigskin all over the field once again at U.S. Bank Stadium, then the Giants surely will have a strong. chance of moving on to the Divisional Round. Jones appears to be up to the challange, and the fact that he’s got someone like Manning helping him along the way is awesome.