Daniel Jones quote on Malik Nabers shows Giants QB has full faith in his new WR1

Will these two be able to build a strong connection early on this fall?
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It's not like NY Giants fans are counting on Malik Nabers to completely save the team's offense in 2024, but goodness, there's a lot riding on the No. 6 overall pick. Nabers isn't just being asked to be the new WR1 for NY in '24, but he's also going to be asked to play beyond his years.

There's a lot of pressure on the rookie wideout, but with his confidence and swagger, he doesn't mind having high expectations placed on him - not at all. It should also help said confidence and swagger knowing that the guy throwing him the football is a big fan of his game. Recently at OTAs, quarterback Daniel Jones couldn't help but give a glowing review of his new offensive weapon.

Daniel Jones is ready to make magic happen with WR Malik Nabers

"You can tell he loves football. It's important to him. He cares a lot about it. Wants to get it right. Obviously, he's extremely talented. Everybody knows that. Great route runner, strong, fast, adjusts to the ball well. All the things you look for. It will be a process. I look forward to putting in the work with him."

Daniel Jones via the Giants team website

These two are already starting to get going at OTAs, though Jones is yet to be fully cleared and his work has been limited to 7-on-7 action. However, with the calendar reading May, it's great to see them putting in the work early on.

It turns out Nabers almost never made his way to East Rutherford, though, as reports have stated that the Vikings were actually trying to trade up to land him. Luckily, that didn't happen and Nabers will be rocking a Big Blue jersey this fall and winter. NY supporters are dreaming of him posting a 1,000-yard season. Should that happen, you know Danny Dimes will be thrilled in helping him do that as well.

Last season for the LSU Tigers, Nabers finished with 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns. No one is expecting him to match that kind of production in Year 1, but if he indeed ends up topping 1,000 yards, he'll be the first Giants WR to do so since the days of Odell Beckham Jr. Dear Football Gods... please let this kid be a star.