5 key NY Giants takeaways from the 2024 mandatory minicamp

Next up is training camp for the New York Giants.
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4. Daniel Jones will lead the offense out onto the field come Week 1

This isn't the news Danny Dimes haters were hoping for, but deal with it. Since tearing his ACL in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Daniel Jones has been working his tail off in trying to get back to 100 percent. He's not quite there yet, but all signs are pointing to him being fully cleared for the start of training camp.

At minicamp, Jones didn't see any action in 11-on-11 work, but he was with the offense for 7-on-7 drills. In minicamp and OTAs, Jones appeared to be throwing the ball with some extra mustard, which is a positive sign. The fact that he's even able to get outside, run a little and throw is a testament to his work ethic in terms of his recovery.

The former No. 6 overall pick is coming off a rough 2023 season, which saw him throw for only two touchdowns in the six games he was healthy for. However, the Giants didn't replace him this winter/spring and while Drew Lock is in town, he won't be winning the QB1 job. All eyes will be on Jones at camp, but there's a feeling of optimism surrounding him for once.