May 16, 2020
Daniel Jones was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones made his professional debut on August 8, 2019, in the first preseason game against the interleague-rival New York Jets, where he completed all five of his passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.
On September 17, 2019, Jones was named the starter over Eli Manning for the Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his first start, Jones completed 23 out of 36 passes for 336 yards with a 112.7 passer rating and two passing touchdowns along with 28 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 32–31 comeback win against the Buccaneers.
He became the first Giants' rookie quarterback to win his first career start since Scott Brunner in 1980. Jones led the Giants back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers and became the seventh rookie quarterback in NFL history since 2010 to have a game-winning drive in their first career start.
Jones led the Giants to a 24–3 victory over the Washington Redskins. After the game, Jones became the third quarterback in the Giants' history after Phil Simms (1979) and Travis Tidwell (1950) to begin their career with two wins as a starting quarterback for the franchise.
Jones also became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw five touchdown passes in a game as a rookie and the only rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 350 passing yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions in a single game.