Daniel Jones takes next step in recovery at Day 1 of NY Giants OTAs

All signs are pointing to Jones being ready for the start of training camp
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The comeback has officially started for NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. Yes, we've said it before, but the 2023 season was brutal for the former No. 6 overall pick. Jones battled his neck injury suffered against Miami and then he tore his ACL in Week 9 against the Raiders.

Now, though, Jones is focused on getting back to his 2022 form as soon as possible. With the G-Men starting up OTAs, Danny Dimes is already back out on the field. According to Giants.com Managing Editor Dan Salomone, Jones was indeed suited up for Day 1 and he took part in 7-on-7 drills. The highlight? He wasted no time trying to develop some chemistry with first-rounder Malik Nabers.

NY Giants QB Daniel Jones is back at work at OTAs

"Quarterback Daniel Jones, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Nov. 22, took the next step in his rehab and participated in 7-on-7 drills. He completed passes to wide receivers Wan'Dale Robinson and Malik Nabers, the sixth overall pick in the draft. The hope has been to have Jones full-go for training camp in late July."

Dan Salomone wrote

While there's a division among the fanbase as to whether or not Jones should be the starter in 2024, all signs are pointing to him being ready for the start of training camp and then of course the start of the campaign. Come Week 1, NY will host the Vikings at MetLife Stadium.

The last time the Vikings and Giants faced off, Jones was downright electric in a Wild Card Round win, tossing for 301 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 78 more hashes on the ground. It was that kind of performance that helped him land a $160 million extension from Joe Schoen and Co.

However, the wheels fell off for him in '23, which has a lot of people counting down the days for next offseason - the assumption is Jones will be released with no more guaranteed money on the table. Say what you want about Jones, but it looks like he's going to be given one more chance to prove he can lead the offense by Schoen and Brian Daboll. It's a small step, but this latest update from OTAs is promising for the sixth-year signal-caller and his bum knee.