Daniel Jones was his basketball teammate and friend as far back as third grade, and so Anthony Bilas tells why the draft-night jeers from Giants fans will one day be turned to cheers.
“I think a lot of it has to do with name recognition. Daniel Jones … it’s a pretty generic name. I think they just don’t know him,” Bilas told The Post.
“He’s an absolute warrior.
“He’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met. One of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. No matter what happens to him, he’s gonna bring 100 percent all the time. He’s someone that you want to be on your team, whether it’s in a backup role where he might start out, or a starter. He’s not gonna have off-the-field issues.
“Every one of his teammates is gonna love him.
“And he’s gonna give you 100 percent effort. And from a rookie, I think that’s really all you can ask for. Because there’s gonna be a learning curve, there’s gonna be struggles, there are gonna be ups and downs, but he’s gonna keep bouncing back after every hit, after every bad throw … he’s gonna get back up, and then, after the good throws, he’s gonna stay humble and move on to the next one.”
Anthony Bilas, Wake Forest senior shooting guard this past season, is the son of ESPN’s Jay Bilas, and father and son naturally know Jones more as a basketball player.