The Daniel Jones era is well underway in New York and it is not off to a great start. In the long run, that does not matter. This is yet another rebuilding year for the Giants who just want to give their rookie quarterback experience for next season.
Jones has played in eight games this season, starting seven of them. He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions while fumbling 10 times and losing eight of them. He is 2-5 this year as the starter and will prepare to take on the New York Jets. Here are three bold predictions for the rookie against a home town rival.
3. Giants Snap Losing Streak
This is an absolute must. Jones must lead this team to a win against the Jets. Again, it will not matter in the long run given that they have no shot of the playoffs and were not expected to win this season, we get that. Losing to the Jets will not look good for the Giants moving forward. The Jets are a team that just lost to the Miami Dolphins. The Giants have to prove that they are still the best team in New York.
Jones and the Giants have lost five in a row. It is time that they snap this losing streak and there is no better team to do it against than the Jets.
2. Turnover Free Game
Jones has turned the ball over in every game this season. He does have three games without interceptions but he lost fumbles in all three. Coming into the season, everyone knew that Jones had turnover issues and there are extremely clear. This is something to work heading into next season.
The Jets have just four interceptions on the season and have recovered five fumbles. They are not a good defense in any facet but especially with creating turnovers. Jones has a big chance to get his first game as a pro without a turnover.
1. Rookie Up for a Big Bounce Back
No one expected the Giants to beat the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. If you did, than it is time to re-evaluate your NFL judgment. What Giants’ fans do want to see if improvement of their No. 6 overall pick. After a big game in a loss to the Detroit Lions, Jones regressed against Dallas. He threw for just 210 yards and one touchdown and turned the ball over three times.
If there is one team to get well against, it is the Jets. Jones needs a big bounce back game here or his season is in danger of getting really ugly. The Giants take on the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and Philadelphia Eagles following the Jets. This is a huge confidence game for Jones moving forward.