The Giants have told us Daniel Jones would be ready to play Week 1, and he is. He looks every bit as ready as Sam Darnold was last year at this time, only Darnold didn’t have Eli Manning standing in his way.

The question that should be asked now is this: How long will Manning be standing in his way?“I’ve said it all along — Daniel, when it’s his time to play is gonna be ready,” coach Pat Shurmur said, “and we’re gonna continue to get him ready. We got a couple of weeks left before we play Dallas.”

Make of that what you will.Here’s what I make of it: The Kid will be playing sooner rather than later.On his way out of the locker room after Giants 25, Bengals 23, Manning was asked if he has been told that he will be the Week 1 starter.

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