Daniel Jones has been red hot and caught the eye of a New York Giants Super Bowl hero.

David Tyree is best known for making the «Helmet Catch» during the 2008 Super Bowl, when the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 18-0.

Tyree also caught a touchdown in that Super Bowl, which rounded out a Cinderella-like run for the Giants. So, surely he knows what it takes.

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Daniel Jones of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half in an NFC Wild Card Playoff game at US Bank Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Minneapolis.
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And he thinks Jones has it after the Giants’ 31-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC wild-card round.

«We’re not going to sit here and say he deserves Deshaun Watson’s money, but he deserves the full opportunity to represent this organization the same way he did this year,» Tyree told TMZ Sports. «He’s earned the right. He’s been dominant, he’s been consistent, he’s got limited turnovers. He’s done everything a quarterback can be asked to do, and he’s got the right temperament in the city market. from New York …

New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree dunks the ball to his helmet as he catches a 32-yard pass late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium.

New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree dunks the ball to his helmet as he catches a 32-yard pass late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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«I think the Giants are closer than I could imagine. Let’s be honest. I believe in all those guys who play wide receivers, but I’m just as good as they are. And I was the third and fourth wide receiver on the list. This is amazing what’s happening «.

Of course, Jones is doing this with arguably the worst supporting cast in football. They have Saquon Barkley, but several No. 2 receivers on other teams would be the Giants’ best.

Jones ranked 11th in total yards in this breakout season for him. The Giants’ new leadership regime declined his fifth-year option before he started this season, making him a free agent after this year.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls out a play at scrimmage during a game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 1, 2023 in East Rutherford, NJ

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls out a play at scrimmage during a game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 1, 2023 in East Rutherford, NJ
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Jones has gambled himself into an extension, leading the Giants to their first playoff win since the 2012 Super Bowl.

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