B.J. Daniels earned a spot on the New York Giants 90-man roster by impressing the team during rookie minicamp, a place where you actually find few veterans. Can Daniels turn his opportunity into a spot on the team's 53-man regular-season roster? Let's take a closer look at the quarterback/wide receiver/punt returner, who is the Giants' No. 3 quarterback right now.
2015 Season in Review
Daniels played two positions for two teams last season. He played in two games for the Houston Texans as a quarterback, completing 1-of-2 passes for 7 yards, running six times for six yards and returns four punts for 18 yards. For the Seattle Seahawks, he played in six games, catching two passes for 18 yards and returning one punt for seven yards.
2016 Season Outlook
The Giants have shown signs of being interested in keeping a third quarterback, something they haven't done since drafting Ryan Nassib in 2013. They took a brief look at Josh Woodrum in rookie minicamp before replacing him on the roster with Daniels. They reportedly tried to claim Zach Mettenberger on waivers when the Tennessee Titans released him.
It's hard to figure out right now if the Giants see Daniels as a legitimate third quarterback candidate, or if he is just on the roster because they need an additional quarterback to get them through the offseason and preseason.
Daniels' use as a punt returner and a receiver shows that teams see him as an athlete. Even when he played quarterback for Houston he ran more than he threw.
Much of Daniels'NFL journey is detailed in this piece in the Seattle Times. Anything is possible, of course, but right now it seems unlikely that Daniels ends up making the 53-man roster.