Daniel Jones took over as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants earlier this season, unseating Eli Manning from the role that he has had for a long, long time. In the games that he has played since taking over, Jones has shown big-time promise for the franchise, although there are quite a few concerns as well.
Unfortunately, Jones has missed the past two games after suffering an ankle injury. While he was forced to miss some time, the Giants could not be happier to welcome him back this week against the Washington Redskins. Getting Jones playing time as a rookie is important and will help his development.
Through the first 11 games of his NFL career, Jones has completed 61.6 percent of his pass attempts for 2,374 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He has also picked up 241 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Unfortunately, he has also fumbled a total of 15 times on the year.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at some bold predictions for Jones this week against the Redskins.
Jones Will Rack Up 325 Yards, Three Touchdowns
New York would love to see their rookie quarterback end the season with two massive performances. He has shown some signs of stardom throughout his first 11 games, but will show even more this week. Washington has a fairly weak defense and Jones will take advantage of that fact.
When everything is said and done this week, Jones will have thrown for 325 yards and three touchdowns. The Redskins will not have an answer for him this week. It may be against a weak defense, but the numbers are going to be exactly what the Giants needed to see from him.
The Giants Won’t Turn The Football Over At All
One of the biggest issues for the Giants this season has been turnovers. They have had some rough luck and Jones has been a big part of the problem.
Whether it has been interceptions or fumbles, Jones has been unable to take care of the football on a consistent basis. That will change this week. Jones and the Giants are going to take care of the ball perfectly this week.
New York Will Pull Out An Easy Win
Finally, the Giants are in need of some positive vibes heading into the offseason. Eli Manning led them to a win last week and Jones will get the job done this week. New York would love to see their rookie quarterback win the last two games of the year before entering an offseason that could involve quite a few changes.
The Giants may not be a playoff team this season, but they aren’t as far off as some may think. They need to upgrade their defense and give Jones another weapon or two, but they are headed in the right direction with a true franchise quarterback leading the way.