Daniel Jones

New York Giants
Quarterback #17
New York Giants
Quarterback #17
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Struggles in defeat

Jones completed 23 of 38 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Monday night's 30-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Jones had another rough primetime outing, struggling to move the ball while facing regular pressure as well. The signal-caller threw a poor interception late and across his body during the second half, then had another attempt picked while throwing into traffic two drives later. Although a clever, two-yard touchdown to offensive tackle Andrew Thomas offered at least one bright spot, Jones will nonetheless strive for a much improved showing against the Eagles in Week 12.

Nov 22, 2021 9:00 PM EST


Manages Giants to win

Jones recorded 15 of 20 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Raiders. He added four rushes for 17 yards.

Analysis: The Giants relied heavily on their ground game by logging 31 rushing attempts as opposed to only 20 pass attempts. That deflated Jones' numbers, as did the fact that he averaged only 5.5 yards per attempt -- his second-lowest mark of the season. More positively, Jones managed to largely play mistake-free football, though he did lose his third fumble of the season. Also notable is the disappearance of Jones' rushing upside, as he's logged 20 yards or fewer with his legs in in four of his last five games. He and the Giants have their bye in Week 10.

Nov 7, 2021 4:23 PM EST



Comes up short

Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 222 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Chiefs. He also rushed five times for 12 yards.

Analysis: Jones began by throwing an interception from his 22-yard line on his first pass of the game, gifting the Chiefs another opportunity to score after the Giants' defense had just made an interception in the end zone. Although the signal-caller eventually rebounded with a 50-yard completion to John Ross and a pair of red-zone touchdowns to tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram, New York's undermanned offense couldn't move the ball consistently enough to win, with Jones taking a bad sack while trying to engineer a late comeback as well. As Jones now turns his attention toward a Raiders team coming off a bye, it'll be interesting to see who'll be healthy enough to comprise his supporting cast in Week 9.

Nov 1, 2021 8:56 PM EST


Bounces back against Panthers

Jones completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 203 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers. He added eight rushes for 28 yards.

Analysis: Jones was coming off of a disastrous four-turnover performance in Week 6, but he took care of the ball and led the Giants to victory Sunday. However, that still didn't lead to tremendous fantasy production, as he managed only 6.2 yards per attempt. In addition to limited yardage, Jones has only thrown for multiple touchdowns in a game only once this season. Jones continued to add some upside to his statline with production on the ground, topping 25 rushing yards for the fourth time this season. He could be in a friendly game environment in Week 8 against the Chiefs.

Oct 24, 2021 4:24 PM EST


Rough afternoon in Week 6 loss

Jones completed 29 of 51 passes for 242 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Giants' 38-11 loss to the Rams on Sunday. He also threw a two-point conversion pass, rushed three times for four yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.

Analysis: Jones final yardage total was respectable enough, but it belied the degree of difficulty he endured throughout the afternoon. The embattled signal-caller was sacked four times and hit on seven occasions overall just a week after suffering a concussion against the Cowboys. Jones also saw his previously modest but tidy 4:1 TD:INT ratio take a serious hit with Sunday's trio of picks, two which led to Rams touchdowns. The fact Kenny Golladay (knee) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) were out Sunday and Kadarius Toney exited early with a reaggravation of his ankle injury certainly didn't help matters, but Jones will look to bounce back with what is likely a short-handed crew to some extent in Week 7 against the Panthers at home.

Oct 17, 2021 2:13 PM EST



Cleared by neurologist

Jones (concussion) has been cleared by a neurologist and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jones will avoid a missed game, and he'll have Sterling Shepard back from a hamstring injury. On the other hand, Kenny Golladay (knee) and Saquon Barkley (ankle) have been ruled out, and four other potential starters are listed as questionable (WR Darius Slayton, WR Kadarius Toney, LT Andrew Thomas, LG Ben Bredeson). Dan Duggan of The Athletic suggests Toney is on track to play, whereas the other three appear truly questionable. Jones has a lot working against him this week, including the matchup against Aaron Donald and Co., though he has been playing much better in 2021 than he did in past seasons.

Oct 15, 2021 1:18 PM EST


On track to play Sunday

Coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) is scheduled to be a full practice participant Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Jones has yet to fully clear the concussion protocol, but it appears he's in its final stages and will practice Friday. The 24-year-old could still receive the questionable tag if he's unable to receive full clearance by the end of the day, but he may not end up missing any additional time after suffering the concussion last weekend in Dallas.

Oct 15, 2021 8:27 AM EST


Limited Thursday

Jones (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coach Joe Judge told Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com earlier Thursday that Jones would be capped to non-contact work, but the mere fact the quarterback already has progressed from no activity Wednesday to some one day later indicates progress through the NFL's protocol for head injuries. "At this point, everything looks positive," Judge added. Indeed, Jones handled the initial reps at Thursday's practice, but due to the fickle nature of concussions he'll likely need to increase his participation further Friday to put himself in a position to play Sunday against the Rams. If he's unable to go, Jones will yield QB duties to veteran Mike Glennon.

Oct 14, 2021 12:22 PM EST


Progressing well through protocol

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) will be a non-contact participant in Thursday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "At this point everything looks positive," Judge said, when asked about Jones' chances of playing Sunday against the Rams.

Analysis: After sustaining the concussion in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Cowboys, Jones was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, but the fact that he was donning full pads and a helmet while throwing off to the side in the session was a positive sign that he was progressing through the five-step protocol. Jones' ability to take part in non-contact drills seemingly represents another step forward, though it's unclear if the quarterback's activity will translate to a "limited" listing on the Giants' official injury report. Mike Glennon will stay prepared to start Sunday against the Rams in the event Jones can't clear the protocol in time, but for the time being, the Giants appear optimistic that their top signal-caller will be available. If Jones suits up this weekend, Judge told Tom Rock of Newsday that the game plan wouldn't be altered to limit the quarterback's exposure to contact, so Jones should still have plenty of involvement as a runner.

Oct 14, 2021 9:14 AM EST


Not practicing, not yet out Week 6

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, but the quarterback is "on track with everything" in his recovery from the brain injury and hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jones isn't believed to have an extensive history of concussions, but the one he suffered in last week's loss to the Cowboys looked fairly serious, as he struggled to get back on his feet after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit before being ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Though Judge was unwilling to rule Jones out from clearing the five-step protocol before the weekend, the 24-year-old will likely need to make enough progress in his recovery to get back on the field for practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday to have a legitimate shot at playing. Mike Glennon will take reps with the first-team offense Wednesday and would be in line to start if Jones is ruled out for Week 6.

Oct 13, 2021 7:58 AM EST


Sustains concussion Sunday

Jones won't return to Sunday's contest at Dallas after suffering a concussion.

Analysis: The diagnosis comes as no surprise after Jones took not only a helmet-to-helmet hit from a Dallas defender, his helmet also hit the turf as he went to the ground. Afterward, he had trouble getting to and staying on his feet until Giants trainers got to him, and he required a cart to get to the locker room, where the concussion was confirmed. Now subject to league protocols for head injuries, Jones will yield quarterback duties for New York to Mike Glennon.

Oct 10, 2021 3:13 PM EST


Requires cart to leave field

Jones (undisclosed) needed to be carted off the field near the end of the second quarter of Sunday's game in Dallas, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Jones took a quarterback keeper to the left and was met just before the goal line by two Cowboys defenders. His helmet took hits from both one of those players and the turf, and he had difficulty getting to and staying on his feet before the Giants' training staff got to him. He likely is undergoing concussion testing and may soon be in the league's protocol for head injuries. As long as Jones is sidelined, Mike Glennon will direct the offense.

Oct 10, 2021 2:44 PM EST


Tops 400 yards in comeback OT win

Jones completed 28 of 40 passes for 402 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-21 overtime win over New Orleans. He added 27 yards on four rushing attempts and ran in a two-point conversion.

Analysis: After the teams exchanged missed field goals, Jones opened the scoring with a 52-yard touchdown to John Ross. His first interception of the season wasn't a costly one, as it came on a Hail Mary to end the first half. Jones and the rest of the Giants offense were quiet through three quarters outside of the Ross touchdown, but a 54-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley and Jones' ensuing two-point conversion ignited New York's comeback, cutting the Saints' lead to three with 6:52 remaining. The third-year quarterback proceeded to set up Graham Gano's game-tying 48-yard field goal in the final minute, then marched the offense down the field for the game-winning drive in overtime, which Barkley capped with a six-yard touchdown run. Fresh off his first 400-yard passing game -- and first 300-yard performance since his rookie season -- Jones will be brimming with confidence when the Giants travel to Dallas in Week 5.

Oct 3, 2021 2:24 PM EST


No touchdowns in defeat

Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 266 yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed eight times for 39 yards and a successful two-point conversion.

Analysis: Jones was forced to cope with wideouts Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard both exiting Sunday with hamstring injuries, as well as tailback Saquon Barkley being sidelined for a brief period. Although he recovered his own fumble twice, Jones avoided turning the ball over and completed a high percentage of his passes for the second straight week. He also made a decent impact with his legs, including his two-point conversion to start the fourth quarter. With no touchdowns to show for his effort, though, Jones will strive to have more of an influence in Week 4 versus the Saints, even if his receiving corps could be short-handed.

Sep 26, 2021 2:52 PM EST


Stellar showing goes for naught

Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 249 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions while adding 95 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the Giants' 30-29 loss to Washington on Thursday night.

Analysis: Playing behind a porous offensive line that allowed him to get sacked four times and hit on seven occasions overall, Jones persevered and put together a gutsy turnover-free performance. The third-year signal-caller was especially impressive as a runner, and his six-yard scoring jaunt in the first quarter opened the scoring on the night. Jones displayed his greatest rapport with veteran Sterling Shepard, but he hit the speedy Darius Slayton for his one touchdown pass, a 33-yard strike midway through the third quarter. Jones certainly contributed numbers good enough to secure a victory, but he'll head into a Week 3 home date against the Falcons a week from Sunday still in search of his first 2021 win.

Sep 16, 2021 9:04 PM EST


Touchdown and pick versus Pats

Jones completed 17 of 22 passes for 135 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 22-20 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Jones turned in an uneven performance while playing the entire first half. After punting on New York's first two drives, he ended the third series by throwing an interception on third-and-goal from New England's one-yard line. Fortunately, Jones eventually bounced back by hitting Kaden Smith on a nice 23-yard touchdown pass just before halftime. On the back of that showing, Jones will now turn his attention toward what could be a critical third season for him, beginning with Week 1's matchup versus the Broncos.

Aug 29, 2021 6:23 PM EST


Set to play in exhibition finale

Jones is expected to play at least the first half of next Sunday's preseason finale against the Patriots, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: After working against the Browns in back-to-back practices this past week, coach Joe Judge opted to rest Giants starters this Sunday at Cleveland. With Jones poised to make his debut this exhibition season next weekend, he'll be working with many of his top skill-position players, but questions still surround whether Saquon Barkley (knee) and Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will suit up. In any case, Jones and the rest of the Giants offense soon will have their dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Aug 22, 2021 2:45 PM EST


Sitting out second preseason game

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Jones won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Browns, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jones will remain on the sideline for a second straight week, as the Giants also held him out for rest purposes in the preseason opener against the Jets. Judge was satisfied enough with how Jones looked in joint practices with Cleveland in recent days, so the Giants will have Mike Glennon and Brian Lewerke split the quarterback reps in the second preseason contest.

Aug 22, 2021 6:46 AM EST


Won't play vs. Jets

Jones won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Jones figures to be joined on the sideline by a bunch of other starters, as Giants coach Joe Judge said he'll handle the first preseason game the way teams used to handle the last one. That could mean we see Jones in the second and third preseason games, though it's also possible the Giants restrict him to a lone appearance. While the team upgraded its WR room significantly this spring, the offensive line remains a likely weakness.

Aug 12, 2021 9:24 AM EST


Gets more weapons

With the Giants trading out of the 11th pick (Justin Fields), it appears they're entirely committed to Jones for this season at least. Moreover, they added another receiver, Kadarius Toney, with the 20th overall pick.

Analysis: Jones now has Toney and Kenny Golladay to go along with Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley. The offensive line is still a question mark, but the Giants are doing everything they can to surround Jones with playmakers. By passing on Fields, the last of the top QB prospects, the team seems to be all-in on Jones, despite his uneven performance to date.

Apr 30, 2021 4:38 AM EST


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