Daniel Jones

New York Giants
Quarterback #17
New York Giants
Quarterback #17

Daniel Jones News

Limited again, but progressing

Jones (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: Jones has been limited in the Giants' first two Week 5 practices while he manages a sprained left ankle, but he looks to be making steady progress in his recovery. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, head coach Brian Daboll said he thought Jones "did well" with the reps he received Wednesday, prompting the Giants to increase his workload in Thursday's practice. The added reps weren't enough for Jones to bump up to full activity, but he'll look to do just that in the team's final practice of the week Friday. The Giants are scheduled to fly to London overnight and hold their final session of the week overseas in advance of Sunday's game against the Packers.

Oct 6, 2022 12:44 PM EST

Logs limited practice Wednesday

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

Analysis: Jones was sidelined for a spell spanning the third and fourth quarters of the Giants' Week 4 win against the Bears, and he may not have returned at all if backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor hadn't suffered a concussion. In the end, Jones gutted out a sprained left ankle down the stretch, and there's a belief the team won't add another QB to the roster this week, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, meaning he seems to be trending in the right direction. If Taylor can't make it through the protocol for head injuries in time for Sunday's game versus the Packers in London, it'll likely be Jones or practice-squad member Davis Webb under center for New York in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Optimism for Week 5

The Giants are optimistic that Jones (ankle) will be able to suit up Week 5 versus the Packers in London, Ralph reports.

Analysis: Jones is scheduled to undergo more tests on the left ankle sprain that briefly knocked him out of Sunday's 20-12 win over the Bear, but it looks like he has a fair shot at being available in London. What remains to be seen is whether New York will have the option of deploying as run-heavy a playbook for Jones as was featured Week 4, when the quarterback had six carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns. With Tyrod Taylor (concussion) also nursing an injury, the team will likely need to explore further options under center in any case.

Oct 3, 2022 5:59 AM EST

Delivers on ground

Jones completed eight of 13 passes for 71 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Bears. He rushed the ball six times for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Jones briefly exited the game with an injured ankle in the third quarter, but he returned after only two possessions early in the fourth quarter. Even prior to the injury, the Giants clearly planned to run their offense through Saquon Barkley and the ground game, as they took to the air only 16 times combined between Jones and Tyrod Taylor. Instead, Jones got things done on the ground, racking up rushing touchdowns of 21 and eight yards. Jones has still yet to reach 200 passing yards in a game this season and the Giants aren't eager to make him the focal point of their offense. Finally, it worth be watching Jones' status moving forward, as he left open the possibility that he suffered a high ankle sprain, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Oct 2, 2022 5:34 PM EST

Back in Sunday's game

Jones (ankle) returned to Sunday's contest versus the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: After taking a sack for an 11-yard loss late in the third quarter, Jones stayed in the game for two more plays before Graham Gano was successful on a field-goal attempt. While Jones had his left ankle taped up, Tyrod Taylor took over the Giants offense, but he threw a pick on his first possession and then took a helmet-to-helmet hit on the next drive that required concussion testing. Jones didn't take snaps under center right away, instead yielding them to Saquon Barkley out of the wild cat. However, Jones did so on the next possession.

Oct 2, 2022 12:54 PM EST

Hurts left ankle Sunday

Jones injured his ankle during Sunday's game against the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jones had a noticeable limp after taking a sack late in the third quarter but stayed in the game for two more plays before a successful Graham Gano field goal. Team trainers taped up Jones' left ankle on the sideline, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record, but Tyrod Taylor handled all the QB reps for the Giants on their next possession before throwing a pick. It remains to be seen if Jones will be able to return to the field.

Oct 2, 2022 12:28 PM EST

Consistently pressured by Cowboys

Jones completed 20 of 37 passes for 196 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Monday's 23-16 loss to the Cowboys. He added 79 yards on the ground.

Analysis: Jones' final stat line was ugly, as he failed to reach the end zone and averaged only 5.3 yards per attempt. However, he was let down at least in part by his offensive line as he was sacked five times and consistently pressured. Both Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shepard (knee) also had drops, so there was potential for Jones' line to be better. In addition, Jones showcased some playmaking ability by tallying 79 rushing yards --highlighted by scrambles of 17 and 14 yards. Despite some of the positives, Jones has failed to surpass 200 passing yards in any game and has only three total touchdowns across three matchups this season.

Sep 26, 2022 9:52 PM EST

Throws touchdown in win

Jones completed 22 of 34 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Panthers. He also rushed 10 times for 21 yards.

Analysis: Jones sealed New York's victory by rushing for a first down late, enabling the team to subsequently run down the clock. Although he also threw a 16-yard touchdown to Daniel Bellinger and avoided any turnovers, it was overall a fairly pedestrian performance from Jones. With the Giants winning their first two games, however, Jones and company should be confident heading into Week 3's Monday night matchup versus the rival Cowboys.

Sep 18, 2022 1:53 PM EST

Erratic performance in win

Jones completed 17 of 21 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and added 25 rushing yards on six carries in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Titans.

Analysis: The 25-year-old quarterback was mostly efficient when he had time to throw, but Jones was sacked five times and his one INT was nearly a back-breaker as he got picked off in the end zone early in the fourth quarter with the Giants down 20-13. After getting chewed out by new head coach Brian Daboll on the sideline, Jones rallied and led his team to a game-winning TD and two-point conversion inside the final two minutes. The jury is still out on whether Daboll can help Jones turn his career around, but he'll take some momentum and confidence into a Week 2 tilt against the Panthers.

Sep 11, 2022 6:01 PM EST

Looks solid Sunday

Jones completed 14 of 16 passes for 116 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 25-22 preseason win over the Bengals. He added five yards on one rushing attempt in three drives of action.

Analysis: Jones completed his first six passes but capped New York's second drive with an interception. In fairness to Jones, his interception first bounced off the hands of rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger and then appeared to hit the ground, but it was ruled that Bengals safety Daxton Hill possessed the ball. The 25-year-old quarterback bounced back nicely on his third and final possession of the game, leading a touchdown drive capped by a two-yard Jashaun Corbin run. Despite the presence of veteran alternative Tyrod Taylor on the roster, Jones is locked in as the Giants' starting quarterback while healthy.

Aug 21, 2022 7:28 PM EST

In line to play Sunday

Jones and the bulk of the Giants' healthy first-team offense participated in warmups ahead of Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: While looks like running back Saquon Barkley may not appear in the contest, it seems as though Jones is in line to see some action versus Cincinnati. With that in mind, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record indicates that Jones could make an abbreviated appearance in the contest before giving way to Tyrod Taylor.

Aug 21, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Could be held out Sunday

The Giants' coaching staff is rethinking plans to have starters such as Jones and Saquon Barkley play in Sunday's preseason contest against Cincinnati, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Jones, Barkley and most other healthy starters were originally expected to play in the second preseason contest (as they did in the first), but the team's offensive line is so banged up that head coach Brian Daboll may instead elect to hold key starters out. Leonard notes that the Giants are down to their sixth-string center for the game against the Bengals, and the staff no doubt values keeping starters healthy over allowing them to play a few series in an exhibition contest.

Aug 21, 2022 11:13 AM EST

Reveals he had offseason procedure

Jones said he had a non-football-related neck procedure this past offseason, ESPN.com Jordan Raanan reports.

Analysis: Jones said it was "completely unrelated" to the neck injury that kept him out for the final six games last year. He didn't need surgery for that issue but apparently had a procedure to address something else near his neck. Jones was cleared for contact at least a month and a half before training camp and already made an appearance this preseason, completing six of 10 passes for 69 yards against the Patriots last week. Coach Brian Daboll said Jones and other starters will get more playing time in the second preseason game this Sunday against Cincinnati.

Aug 19, 2022 6:49 AM EST

Likely for action vs. Bengals

Coach Brian Daboll said Monday he intends for the Giants' first-team offense and Jones to play in Sunday's preseason contest against the Bengals, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Daboll said he hasn't yet determined how many series Jones and the first-team offense will handle in New York's second exhibition. Jones handled the first two offensive drives during the preseason opener against New England, so he and the starting unit could be in line for a similar amount of work Sunday when the Giants host the Bengals.

Aug 15, 2022 6:48 AM EST

Plays two drives against Patriots

Jones completed six of 10 passes for 69 yards and rushed once for six yards in Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the Patriots. He didn't have a touchdown or turnover while playing the first two series.

Analysis: Jones got the offense down to New England's seven-yard line on the opening drive, but the Giants ended up settling for a field goal before punting on the second possession. This was an unremarkable start to the preseason for Jones under new coach Brian Daboll, but he's still locked in as the Giants' starting quarterback. Jones will likely see a similar workload in the second preseason game at home against the Bengals on Aug. 21.

Aug 11, 2022 8:36 PM EST

In line to see action Thursday

Jones is slated to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen how long Jones will be in the game, but Dan Duggan of The Athletic speculates that the Giants' healthy starters "could play as little as a series or as much as a quarter," depending on how they fare early on in the contest. Once Jones exits the game, Tyrod Taylor and Davis Webb are next in line for the team's QB reps.

Aug 11, 2022 2:20 PM EST

Has rough day in camp

Jones went 5-for-15 with a pair of interceptions during scrimmage in training camp Monday, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Analysis: The blame isn't all on Jones' shoulders -- New York pass catchers had multiple drops in practice and the entire offense is learning a new system -- but it's nonetheless not promising that Jones hasn't looked good thus far in camp. Tyrod Taylor even got a rep with the first-team offense Monday, though it's unlikely that anyone but Jones will be under center when the season starts. New head coach Brian Daboll is bringing a new offense that offers reason to be optimistic, but Jones may have to prove that he can be the answer at quarterback to keep his job the entire season.

Aug 8, 2022 11:05 PM EST

Improving in practice

Jones had his best day of training camp Tuesday, according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record and Dan Duggan of The Athletic.

Analysis: Stapleton reports that Jones completed 16 of 20 passes on a day where the situational focus was third-and-longs, though the QB did also throw two interceptions to CB Adoree' Jackson. The situation in New York is a bit different this year, with the quarterback seemingly facing a make-or-break season while new head coach Brian Daboll won't necessarily be tied to Jones. There's also some hope for the rest of the offense to rebound, with offseason additions including first-round pick Evan Neal at right tackle and second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson at wide receiver. Healthier years from RB Saquon Barkley and WRs Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney could also go a long way toward giving Jones a decent supporting case for the first time in his career.

Aug 2, 2022 12:13 PM EST

Cleared for contact

Giants head coach Brain Daboll said Tuesday that Jones (neck) has been cleared for contact, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Jones missed the final six games of the 2021 campaign due to a neck strain, but he appears to have moved past the issue with Daboll saying the quarterback would suit up if the Giants had a game Tuesday. Regardless, health isn't the only concern for Jones, who sports a 22:17 TD:INT the past two seasons after throwing for 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns across 13 appearances as a rookie.

Jun 7, 2022 10:06 AM EST

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

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