One of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' biggest supporters just so happens to play for the other New York football team.
Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder attended Duke University, the same school that Jones attended. The two never played together at Duke, but Crowder has become friendly with his fellow Blue Devil since Jones entered the league.
"I've built a relationship with him, I text him from time to time and we worked out a little bit in the offseason," Crowder said. "So that's why I know... he has the potential to be a great quarterback in this league."
At Duke, Jones threw for 8,201 yards and 52 touchdowns while completing 59.9% of his passes. The numbers may not translate to the typical stats you see from a high draft pick. Duke wide receivers were even criticized by Duke alum and NFL Network's Brian Baldinger, saying they "couldn't catch a cold."
"Some of those guys are getting a shot now in the league... they had a couple of younger guys who are trying to develop. Yeah, it was a little bit of a knock on my guys," Crowder said, via NJ Advance Media.
Crowder is entering his first season with the Jets, after spending the previous four seasons with the Washington Redskins. It looks like the wide receiver will be there to support Jones, despite not catching any passes from him on Sundays.
"It's just going to be him getting that experience and just growing as a professional player," Crowder said.