Daniel Jones

New York Giants
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Option won't be picked up

The Giants don't intend to pick up the fifth-year option on Jones' contract, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, exercising Jones' option would have committed the Giants to paying him $22.3 million in 2023. That said, if the 2019 first-rounder plays well this coming season, the team will have the option to pursue an extension with Jones or place the franchise tag on him next year. The QB, who turns 25 next month, remains atop the team's depth chart, now backed up by veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor.

Apr 28, 2022 9:58 AM EST

Feeling better after neck injury

Jones (neck) said he's "feeling good" and "ready to go" as the Giants begin their offseason program this week, Michael Eisen of Giants.com reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old struggled to recover from a neck strain at the end of last season, ultimately missing the final six games. Even so, he's been running and throwing since the second week of January, and It sounds like he's not expecting any more trouble from the injury going forward. Jones can now turn his focus to learning a new offense from former Bills OC Brian Daboll, who chose former Chiefs passing game coordinator Mike Kafka to be the offensive coordinator in New York. It's unclear if the Giants intend to exercise the fifth-year option on Jones' contract before the May 2 deadline.

Apr 5, 2022 10:27 PM EST

Getting another shot in NY

Team president John Mara said the Giants haven't given up on Jones, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. "We've done everything possible to screw this kid up since he's been here," Mara said Wednesday. "we certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones."

Analysis: That said, Jones may be looking at a make-or-break season in Year 4, even if the Giants do end up exercising his fifth-year option before the May 2 deadline this spring. He'll have to adjust to a new coaching staff, again, but it does at least seem Jones will be healthy for the start of the offseason program, considering he's been lifting, running and throwing since at least Jan. 10 (after missing the end of the season wit ha neck injury). Also working in his favor is a talented group of skill-position players, though all of the key guys are coming off injury-plagued seasons, and the offensive line remains a question. Mara ruled out the possibility fo trading for Deshaun Watson and said the Giants need to give Jones more help before making an "intelligent evaluation" on his future, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Jan 26, 2022 10:37 AM EST

No limitations in workouts

Jones (neck) said Monday that he doesn't have any limitations when lifting, running and throwing, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Jones missed the final six games of the regular season due to his neck injury but doesn't expect the issue to be a long-term concern. The 24-year-old won't face contact until at least August, and he said Monday that he expects to be fully cleared by this summer. Across his 11 appearances in 2021, Jones completed 232 of 361 passes for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing 62 times for 298 yards and two touchdowns.

Jan 10, 2022 10:08 AM EST

No long-term worries with neck

Jones (neck) said Wednesday that he doesn't have any long-term concerns with his injury, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jones also said he's frustrated with being shut down for the season, though he'll avoid surgery and is expected to recover fine with a few weeks of rest. It'll be an interesting offseason with the Giants forced to make a decision this upcoming spring on exercising the fifth-year option (for 2023) on Jones' rookie contract. Based on the QB's recent comments, his season-ending neck injury shouldn't be much of a factor there.

Dec 22, 2021 9:38 AM EST

Set to avoid surgery

Giants head coach Joe Judge confirmed that Jones (neck) won't require surgery to address the neck strain that resulted in the quarterback being placed on injured reserve Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Judge noted that the Giants made the decision to shut Jones down for the remaining three games of the season as a matter of precaution after doctors didn't see enough progress in the 24-year-old's recovery over the past couple weeks to clear him for taking contact. That being said, Jones is expected to show more improvement while resting over the next several weeks, so he looks like he should be ready to go for OTAs in the spring. Around the same time, the Giants will have to decide whether to exercise Jones' fifth-year option for 2023. If New York chooses to forgo exercising the option, Jones would likely head into 2022 as a lame-duck starter, if the Giants don't trade him elsewhere or bring in legitimate competition for the top job.

Dec 20, 2021 6:16 PM EST

Goes on IR

The Giants placed Jones (neck) on injured reserve Monday, ending his season.

Analysis: Minutes after Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reported that Jones would be shut down for the season due to his strained neck, the Giants made the transaction official. Mike Glennon had started the past two games in place of Jones, but his lackluster production in both contests could prompt the Giants to give Jake Fromm a look in the starting quarterback role Week 16 in Philadelphia, or at some point before the season ends. Jones concludes his third NFL campaign with a 64.3 percent completion rate, 6.7 YPA and 10:7 TD:INT to go with 62 carries for 298 yards and two touchdowns. The Giants are confident that Jones' injury isn't a long-term concern, and while he should be back to full health for OTAs and open the spring atop the depth chart, the organization could bring in competition for the starting job before training camp.

Dec 20, 2021 1:07 PM EST

Likely shut down for season

The Giants plan to shut Jones down for the remainder of the season, though the organization is optimistic that his strained neck isn't a long-term concern, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Since sustaining the injury Week 12 against the Eagles, Jones has been able to practice on a limited basis, but he hasn't been available to play in either of the Giants' past two games since doctors haven't cleared him to take contact. The Giants apparently don't expect Jones to get a clean bill of health at any point during the final three weeks of the season, so he'll likely head to injured reserve in the coming days as New York proceeds with Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm as its quarterbacks the rest of the way. The third-year signal-caller demonstrated progress in the Giants' first five games of the campaign by committing just two turnovers (one interception and one lost fumble), but he regressed over his final seven games before suffering the season-ending injury. He'll wrap up the season with a 64.3 percent completion rate for 6.7 yards per attempt and 10:7 TD:INT over 11 games, numbers roughly in line with what he posted in 2020. The Giants will have to decide in the spring whether to exercise his fifth-year option for 2023, with any decision likely signaling if the organization views him as its long-term solution under center.

Dec 20, 2021 1:01 PM EST

Officially ruled out

Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Jones continues to log limited practices but still doesn't have medical clearance to play in a game or take contact. Mike Glennon will make another start for the Giants this Sunday, with Jones hoping to return for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Dec 17, 2021 11:40 AM EST

Still limited in practice

Jones (neck) remained a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones has now been listed as a limited participant on each of his team's eight practice reports since he was diagnosed with a strained neck coming out of a Week 12 win over the Eagles. As his lack of advancement to full activity would suggest, Jones remains in a holding pattern in his recovery from the injury, with head coach Joe Judge telling Sean Farrell of The Bergen Record on Thursday that there's "no change" in the quarterback's status at this point. Unless he gains clearance from doctors Friday to resume taking contact, Jones will likely miss his third consecutive game Sunday against Dallas, paving the way for Mike Glennon to make another start.

Dec 16, 2021 12:38 PM EST

Limited on estimated report

Jones (neck) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: The Giants merely held a walkthrough to kick off Week 15 prep, but Jones would have put in a similar session to what he did the previous two weeks, when he eventually was ruled out due to a strained neck. He recently met with a specialist for a second time, but it appears he's still awaiting clearance to take contact. Until he does so, Jones won't be a candidate to play, allowing Mike Glennon to continue to earn spot starts.

Dec 15, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Visit with specialist on tap Monday

Jones is slated to visit with a specialist and also will undergo another scan on his neck Monday, coach Joe Judge told Shannon Spake on the Fox broadcast of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Jones traveled to L.A. early last week to meet with a specialist regarding his strained neck, but he has yet to be cleared for contact, as evidenced by the Giants listing him as limited in practice Wednesday through Friday and ultimately ruling him out for a second consecutive contest. Mike Glennon has filled in for Jones during the latter's absence, but the offense has been futile, with just 22 points through nearly eight quarters of action. Monday's potential developments could set in motion the return of Jones to the top of the QB depth chart.

Dec 12, 2021 3:46 PM EST

Another absence on tap

Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones has been unable to gain clearance to play through a strained neck and thus will miss his second straight game. As for his replacement under center, Mike Glennon made enough progress through the concussion protocol this week to log a full practice Friday, and coach Joe Judge stated confidence that Glennon will clear the final phase -- an examination with an independent neurologist -- in time to play Sunday, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. If Glennon does not, though, Jake Fromm would be in line for his first NFL action.

Dec 10, 2021 2:00 PM EST

Stays limited Thursday

Jones (neck) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Despite dealing with a strained neck, Jones dropped back and launched some deep shots during individual drills Thursday, according to Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger, marking his second straight capped session. Still, Jones has yet to be cleared for contact after visiting a specialist in Los Angeles earlier this week. He seems poised to log another absence Sunday at the Chargers, but it remains to be seen who will be under center for the Giants. No. 2 QB Mike Glennon, who got back on the field Thursday as a limited participant, is working his way through the concussion protocol and will start if he clears league protocols. If Glennon is unable to do so, Jake Fromm would be set to see his first NFL action.

Dec 9, 2021 2:33 PM EST

Limited again Wednesday

Jones (neck) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walkthrough, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones is in the midst of what's slated to be a multi-week absence due to a sprained neck, already sitting out the Giants' Week 13 loss in Miami. Per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger, Jones visited a specialist in L.A. on Monday, after which he has yet to be cleared for contact. But Jones was able to get on the field for a fourth consecutive practice dating back to last week, which cannot be said for Mike Glennon as he works his way through the concussion protocol. The Giants expect Glennon receive to clearance to play ahead of Sunday's road game against the Chargers, but they are preparing Jake Fromm for a spot start if it's needed.

Dec 8, 2021 12:36 PM EST

Looks set for another absence

Jones (neck) is reportedly considered likely to miss Week 14's game against the Chargers, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Analysis: Jones missed Sunday's 20-9 loss against the Dolphins due to a neck injury that's serious enough for coach Joe Judge to refuse ruling out the possibility of it being season ending. The quarterback was previously reported to be 'week-to-week', but he also managed to log three limited practices prior to Sunday's loss in Miami. All things considered, though Jones hasn't been ruled out for Week 14 yet, he does appear to be trending toward another missed game. Top backup Mike Glennon suffered a concussion versus the Dolphins, making his own status uncertain. As a result, Jake Fromm and practice squad member Brian Lewerke could get a chance to make their respective NFL debuts.

Dec 6, 2021 7:11 AM EST

Multi-week absence expected

Jones (neck), who is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, will undergo additional testing Monday and is expected to remain out for multiple weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Prior reports previously described Jones as week-to-week after he suffered a strained neck in the Giants' Nov. 28 with over the Eagles, but the quarterback looked to have a legitimate shot at avoiding an absence after he practiced on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday. However, Jones wasn't able to take contact in any of those sessions, and that appears to be the main obstacle he'll have to clear in order to return to the lineup. The Giants fear that Jones is dealing with a "ligament issue and maybe more," according to Rapoport, and the 24-year-old's upcoming tests should shed more light on the extent of his injury and whether he'll have any chance at playing next week against the Chargers. Mike Glennon will start in his stead Sunday in Miami and would likely pick up any additional starts that Jones might miss.

Dec 5, 2021 7:33 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Coach joe Judge said Jones (neck) hasn't been cleared for contact work and has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Miami, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones was able to practice as a limited participant this week after picking up a neck strain Week 12 versus the Eagles, but he hasn't made enough progress to have a chance of suiting up this weekend. The 24-year-old should be considered questionable for Week 14 against the Chargers until his status is updated further.Mike Glennon is set to start at quarterback for New York on Sunday, while Jake Fromm, who was signed off Buffalo's practice squad Tuesday, will handle backup duties.

Dec 3, 2021 8:36 AM EST

Another limited practice

Jones (neck) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Since emerging from Week 12 action with a strained neck, Jones has gone from a week-to-week proposition to something closer to day-to-day after being able to get on the practice field Wednesday and remain there in the second session of the week. Coach Joe Judge told Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com on Thursday that a decision on Jones is on the team's medical staff, but he's willing to take it down to the wire to see if the quarterback can play Week 13. With the Giants kicking off Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET, Jones' status will be known about 90 minutes prior, but if he's unable to go the team will hand over the offense to veteran Mike Glennon.

Dec 2, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Has a shot to play this week

Speaking after Wednesday's practice, Jones (neck) said he has a chance to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: While he didn't sound especially confident, Jones seems to be doing better than early reports suggested, now looking more day-to-day than week-to-week. He took part in Wednesday's practice, presumably as a limited participant, with coach Joe Judge saying he expects Jones to practice Thursday and Friday as well. If the 24-year-old QB ultimately can't play, Mike Glennon will get the start Sunday in Miami.

Dec 1, 2021 9:34 AM EST

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