Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones reportedly blew away teammates with a profane message before leading the team to an impressive first win

  • New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had an impressive first start in which he led his team to a 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • According to a report, Jones impressed teammates when he delivered a profane message in the huddle during the second quarter.
  • Jones scored the game-winning touchdown on a run, leaving teammates saying afterward that he didn't look like a rookie quarterback on the field.
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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones made a big impression on everyone on Sunday in his first career start.

Jones, who the Giants were mocked for taking with the sixth overall pick in the draft, completed 23-of-36 passes for two touchdowns, then ran in another two touchdowns, including the game-winner, to help the Giants beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32-31.

While Jones showed an impressive combination of poise and touch throughout his debut, it was a sudden moment of profanity that impressed teammates, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

According to reports through training camp and the season, Jones has been quiet and mild-mannered, much like his predecessor Eli Manning.

After the game, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said there were three qualities the Giants liked best in Jones.

"He was tough, he was competitive, and in my opinion, he's a winner," Shurmur said. "Now the rest of it is just quarterback stuff. But those first three things give him a chance to move forward."

Jones gave a reason for hope for the Giants and Giants fans. One of his better throws of the day came in the third quarter, when he hit Sterling Shepard in the end zone, squeezing the ball in a tight window for his second passing touchdown of the day.

With 3:16 left in the fourth quarter and the Giants trailing by six, Jones took over and led the team downfield and into the red zone. On 4th-and-5, the game on the line, Jones stepped up through the pocket and ran in the game-winning touchdown.

The Giants got lucky when Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay missed the game-winning, 34-yard field goal as time expired.

Shepard may have offered the best praise of the day, saying they couldn't tell Jones was a rookie quarterback making his first start.

"He plays with so much poise. You really can't tell he's a rookie," Shepard said. "I've heard a lot of stuff about rookies in their first game and how it doesn't turn out too well. I don't think that's the case with him."

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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs 7-yards for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) pumps his fist after a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants waits in the tunnel before entering the playing field before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants defeated the Buccaneers 32 to 31. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: A backview of Quarterbacks Daniel Jones #8 and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants defeated the Buccaneers 32 to 31. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEP 22: Daniel Jones (8) of the Giants throws a pass during the regular season game between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 22, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants is hit by Shaquil Barrett #58 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants looks on after winnoing a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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