Head Coach Pat Shurmur liked how Daniel Jones, the rookie quarterback, did not wilt when faced with his first adversity with the Giants.
“He didn’t panic,’’ Shurmur said. “He dropped the ball a couple times and didn’t call his parents. Went back to work and led us to a touchdown.”
Jones recovered from a rough stretch Friday night by finishing up with a flourish, completing his final eight passes to salvage his evening as the Giants defeated the Backup Bears 32-13 at MetLife Stadium.
One of the characteristics general manager Dave Gettleman lists as absolutely essential for any quarterback — especially one who makes a living in the New York market — is the ability to face and overcome failure.
“It’s more than just collecting data and looking at a guy’s physical talent,’’ Gettleman said. “It’s about his makeup.’’