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Jones is recovering from a torn ACL and is expected to be ready for the start of the season. While the Giants did bring in Drew Lock, we expect Jones to win the job if he's healthy. Still, we aren't particularly excited about drafting Jones as anything more than a low-end QB2 or high-end QB3. Jones has averaged just 208 passing yards per game in his career and hasn't had more than 15 passing touchdowns in a season since his rookie year. The Giants are hoping the addition of potential superstar Malik Nabers will unlock Jones as a passer, but it is difficult to believe in that after 1,900 career attempts. The one place Jones does excel is as a runner, he's averaged 41.5 yards per game since Brian Daboll took over. That profile is more valuable in leagues that reward four points per pass touchdown, but he's still just a QB2 in that scoring.

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2022 3205 15 5 708 7 30519.1
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Will be active for training camp

    Jones (knee) won't be placed on the PUP list and will be active from the start of training camp next week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jones said early Tuesday during an appearance on the Simms Complete podcast that he's had no setbacks in his recovery from last November's ACL surgery, and the Giants' decision not to place him on the PUP list essentially confirms that. This news means the QB is unlikely to have any limitations in preparing for the upcoming campaign and should be ready to go as New York's Week 1 starter. Jones will lead a new-look Giants offense that lost Saquon Barkley in free agency and Darren Waller to retirement in the offseason while adding new first-string RB Devin Singletary and exciting rookie Malik Nabers, who is slated to be the team's No. 1 wideout.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: No real setbacks in recovery

    Jones (knee) said Tuesday during an appearance on the "Simms Complete" podcast that he has had a "pretty smooth process" and "no real setbacks" in his recovery from the ACL surgery he underwent in November, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports. "At this point, I'm doing pretty much everything -- running, cutting, everything I need to do," Jones said. The quarterback didn't explicitly say that he's been medically cleared for the start of training camp next week, but he previously said in June that he expects to be on the field. Once he's cleared for 11-on-11 contact drills, a healthy Jones will look to prove that he's the Giants' long-term answer at quarterback. The team eschewed using the No. 6 overall pick in April's draft on a signal-caller and instead selected wideout Malik Nabers, and the front office appears to be betting that the addition of a dynamic receiver and better health from the offensive line will be enough to prop up the offense. Jones is entering the second season of the four-year, $160 million contract he signed in March 2023, and if the Giants elect to go in a different direction at quarterback following the 2024 campaign, the team would incur only $22.2 million in dead money by cutting him.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Plans to be ready for training camp

    Jones (knee) isn't participating in 11-on-11 drills during June minicamp but said Tuesday that he expects to be ready for the first day of training camp, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Jones said his right knee feels "really good" coming off ACL surgery, and that his cuts now feel cleaner than they did earlier this spring. Back in OTAs, Jones managed to shed his knee brace and take part in some 7-on-7 drills, so by all indications his progress has been encouraging. The Giants remain committed to the 2019 first-round pick as their starting quarterback, with Drew Lock positioned in a clear backup role, but this could well be a make-or-break season for Jones.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Not quite ready for 11-on-11s.

    Jones (knee) won't do team drills at June minicamp but may be ready by training camp, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Updates this spring suggest Jones' recovery is coming along well, with the QB saying in late May that he anticipates starting Week 1. He participated in some 7-on-7 drills at OTAs and has already shed his knee brace during workouts. For now, Drew Lock will continue taking most of the first-team QB reps in 11-on-11s.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Continues to progress in rehab

    Jones (knee) took part in 7-on-7 drills during Monday's OTA, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. After signing a four-year, $160 million contract with the Giants last offseason, Jones didn't live up to the increase in pay in 2023, mostly due to a neck injury and then a torn ACL that he suffered in his right knee Week 9. Overall, he completed 108 of 160 passes (67.5 percent) for 909 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions while taking 40 carries for 206 yards and another TD in six appearances. Since undergoing surgery Nov. 22, Jones progressed to throwing by late February and running and some cutting by early May, with the aim to receive full medical clearance by training camp. He's expected to retake the reins of the offense once he's healthy, but two of the options on the quarterback depth chart behind him (Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito) have starting experience under their belts.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Expected to start once healthy

    Coach Brian Daboll isn't sure if Jones (knee) will be ready for Week 1 but told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Saturday that Jones will be "the guy" at quarterback once he's able to play. Daboll made it clear Drew Lock was signed as a backup, though that may entail dominating first-team reps throughout spring practices and into training camp. There's a potential complication for both Jones and Lock in the form of the upcoming NFL Draft, with New York picking sixth overall and perhaps considering a quarterback. On the other hand, an early pick could mean significant help for Jones, as popular mock draft matches at No. 6 include LSU WR Malik Nabers and Notre Dame OT Joe Alt. There are a number of potential hurdles for Jones this upcoming season, starting with his ongoing rehab from Nov. 22 surgery on a torn ACL. Later in the season, future injury guarantees in his contract could end up impacting the Giants' decision on who to start at quarterback, as was the case for Denver and Russell Wilson in 2023.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Out 8-to-10 months after surgery

    Jones (knee) is facing an expected recovery timeline of 8-to-10 months after undergoing successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ACL, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Jones suffered the season-ending right knee injury in a Nov. 5 loss to the Raiders. The 2024 NFL season is expected to kick off just under 10 months from the date of Jones' surgery, so he has a realistic chance of being fully cleared ahead of Week 1. Despite re-upping with the Giants on a four-year, $160 million contract extension this past spring, Jones may not be viewed as the organization's long-term answer under center after he posted an ugly 2:6 TD:INT in six appearances this season before injuring his knee. The Giants sit at 3-8 on the season heading into Week 11 action and could look to select a new franchise signal-caller with what could be a top-five pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Surgery set for Wednesday

    Jones is slated to undergo surgery on the torn ACL in his right knee Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Prior to his season ending in Week 9, Jones sat out the previous three games due to a neck injury, limiting him to just six appearances during the 2023 campaign. Overall, he completed a respectable 68 percent of his passes, but he also posted a career-low 5.7 yards per attempt, notched a 2:6 TD:INT and fumbled four times (one lost). Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito will continue to direct the Giants offense, with Matt Barkley backing him up until Tyrod Taylor (ribs) comes off IR. Jones is expected to face an 8-to-10-month recovery from surgery, so while he likely won't be available for OTAs, he could be fully cleared ahead of Week 1 of the 2024 season.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Shifts to IR

    The Giants placed Jones (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Though no date has been set for Jones to have surgery, he'll require a season-ending procedure on his right knee after he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, in what was his first appearance since a three-game absence due to a neck injury. Across six appearances in 2023, Jones finished a 67.5 percent completion rate to go with a 5.7 YPA and 2:6 TD:INT. Despite Jones having signed a sizable four-year extension during the offseason that contains $35.5 million fully guaranteed for 2024, there are now legitimate questions about whether New York will decide to proceed forth with him as the team's franchise quarterback. In addition facing a projected nine-month recovery timetable that could affect his availability for training camp, Jones is coming off a statistically unimpressive 2023 showing, and the the Giants could now be primed to enter the 2024 NFL Draft with an early first-round pick. In a corresponding transaction to Jones' placement on IR, veteran Matt Barkley has been signed from the practice squad to serve as the backup to new starting quarterback Tommy DeVito in Week 10 against the Cowboys.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Starting against Raiders

    Jones (neck) has no injury designation and will start Sunday against the Raiders, Art Stapleton of The Record Sports reports. Jones was medically cleared last Sunday but had already been ruled out against the Jets. After getting a full week of practice under his belt, Big Blue's starting quarterback will return for his first action since Week 5 against the Dolphins. With Tyrod Taylor (ribs) ruled out, Jones will be backed up by Tommy DeVito.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Another full practice

    Jones (neck) practiced fully Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Jones was medically cleared from his neck injury prior to this past Sunday's loss to the Jets, and coach Brian Daboll paved the way for the quarterback's upcoming return by stating he'd be a full practice participant Wednesday, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. Daboll ruled out Tyrod Taylor (rib cage) on Thursday, leaving Jones and undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito as the potential options to be under center Sunday at Las Vegas. The Giants have yet to officially name a starting quarterback for Week 9, as the team likely wants to see how Jones reacts to consecutive days of on-field work. In any case, with back-to-back uncapped sessions behind him, Jones seems on pace to get the nod this weekend.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Cleared for contact

    Jones (neck) has been medically cleared for contact heading into the Giants' Week 9 game against the Raiders, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports. Jones was reportedly cleared ahead of Sunday's loss to the Jets, though he remained inactive for a third straight game. With fill-in starter Tyrod Taylor (ribs) having sustained a potentially serious injury Sunday, Jones' ability to gain medical clearance comes at a welcome time. Given that Jones has a prior history of neck injury, the Giants could continue to proceed cautiously with his health. As such, Jones could remain a limited participant in practice Wednesday when the Giants begin Week 9 prep, but as long as he practices fully by Friday, he should be in line to start in Las Vegas.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: No lock to play again in 2023

    Giants head coach Brian Daboll was non-committal Friday when asked if Jones (neck) will definitively play again this season, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Daboll previously said Jones would be the team's starting quarterback once he gained medical clearance, and while that's presumably still the case, it's not clear when that will actually happen. Jones has been taking scout-team reps since last week, with his availability for games based on gaining clearance for contact from the medical staff rather than his ability to participate in practice. Jones is tending to his second significant neck injury in three years, and there's reportedly a risk of suffering a severe spinal injury if he takes contact before the issue fully subsides. The Giants haven't ruled Jones out beyond Sunday's game against the Jets, but it certainly sounds like he's in danger of missing additional time. Tyrod Taylor will make a third consecutive start this Sunday.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Out for third straight game

    Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Matt Citak of the Giants' official site reports. Tyrod Taylor will make his third consecutive start, as Jones remains limited in practice and still doesn't have clearance for contact. The quarterback's next chance to play will come Week 9 at Las Vegas on Nov. 5. Head coach Brian Daboll has already stated that Jones will reclaim the starting role once he's medically cleared to play.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: No change in status

    Head coach Brian Daboll said that Jones (neck) will practice again Wednesday but hasn't been cleared for contact and his workload won't increase, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Jones turned in a trio of limited practice last week before being ruled out ahead of the Giants' win over the Commanders, and by all accounts, his status hasn't yet tangibly changed. Daboll confirmed that Jones will be the Giants' starter when healthy, despite Tyrod Taylor having performed well in two consecutive starts. The longer it takes for Jones to be cleared for contact, however, the more difficult it becomes to envision him playing Sunday versus the Jets. Jones will likely be officially listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report, and he will almost certainly need to practice in full Thursday or Friday to have any chance at playing this weekend.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Sitting out again Sunday

    Jones (neck) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Commanders, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. As of Friday, Jones still wasn't cleared for contact due to the neck injury that he sustained Week 5 at Miami, and he'll miss a second game in a row as a result of the issue. In Jones' stead, Tyrod Taylor again will direct the Giants offense Week 7, while the former will aim to get healthy for next Sunday's matchup with the Jets.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Likely to sit Sunday

    Jones (neck), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup versus the Commanders, is considered a long shot to play, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Fowler's report seems to echo one given Friday by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, who relayed that Jones was "on the wrong side of questionable." As of Saturday, Jones has yet to be cleared for contact, making it unlikely that he suits up Sunday despite turning in a trio of limited practices this week. As a result, Tyrod Taylor appears likely to make his second consecutive start for Big Blue after throwing for 200 yards on 36 pass attempts in a 14-9 loss to the Bills last week.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Listed as questionable

    Jones (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggests Jones may be on "the wrong side of questionable" after head coach Brian Daboll revealed earlier Friday that the quarterback hadn't been cleared for contact. It sounds like it'll come down to a medical/doctor's decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, rather than being a matter of pain management or something that's left up to Jones. If he's out for a second straight week, Tyrod Taylor will make another start after nearly leading the Giants to an upset of the Bills this past Sunday. it won't be surprising if an announcement comes before Sunday morning, though for now fantasy managers should treat Jones as a potential game-time decision.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Set for limited practice

    Head coach Brian Daboll said that Jones (neck) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Matt Citak of the Giants' official site reports. Jones will throw Wednesday, but Daboll made clear that the quarterback isn't yet cleared for contact, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. Per Dan Benton of USA Today, Jones said Tuesday in his appearance on FanDuel TV's "Up & Adams" that while his condition is improving, he's "still dealing with some of those symptoms" from the neck injury he suffered in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Dolphins. Jones will have two more chances to potentially increase his activity in practice this week, but for now, his status for Sunday's game against the Commanders is up in the air. If Jones is forced to miss a second straight game this weekend, Tyrod Taylor will be in store for another start under center.
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  • Giants' Daniel Jones: Feels better, hopes to play Week 7

    Jones noted following Sunday's loss to Buffalo that his injured neck feels "a lot better" and that he is trying to be ready to play Week 7 versus Washington, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Jones injured his neck in the fourth quarter of a Week 5 loss to Miami and wasn't able to practice at all last week. The quarterback told Slater that he's "doing everything [he] can" to be ready for Sunday's game, though it bears mentioning that both Jones and head coach Brian Daboll expressed optimism early last week that he'd be able to take the field versus Buffalo this past Sunday, which didn't come particularly close to happening. The level of Jones' participation in practice this week should provide insight into his chances of playing Week 7. If Jones is forced to miss that contest, Tyrod Taylor again would step in as the starting signal-caller for a Giants team desperately in need of a win.
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