Giants QB Daniel Jones files trademark request for ‘Danny Dimes’ nickname
When the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick of the NFL Draft back in April, they were met with ridicule. Now, they are looking pretty smart.
Jones has played so well, as a matter of fact, that the rookie quarterback already has his own nickname.
Not only that, but he is trying to trademark it.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Jones has filed a trademark request for his “Danny Dimes” moniker, a nickname that picked up steam after Jones was named the Giants’ starting quarterback in Week 3.
Jones apparently made the filing on Oct. 15 due to the demand of “Danny Dimes” merchandise.
In nine appearances and eight starts this season, Jones has thrown for 1,984 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88. In addition, he has rushed for 208 yards and a couple of scores.
He has, however, lost nine fumbles, which is certainly something that the 22-year-old must work on moving forward.
Most recently, Jones completed 26 of his 40 throws for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a loss to the New York Jets. It marked the second time in three weeks that Jones threw four touchdown passes without an interception.
New York won Jones’ first two starts back in late September, but since then, the Giants have lost six straight games to fall to 2-8 on the season.
Big Blue has made the playoffs just once since last winning the Super Bowl back during the 2011-12 campaign, but there is no doubt that New York’s future looks bright with Jones—er, I mean Danny Dimes—under center.