Giants’ Daniel Jones focused on fixing turnover issues
Daniel Jones has shown many positive signs in his rookie season with the New York Giants, but turnovers have been a glaring issue. Over the team’s bye week in Week 11, Jones focused on cleaning up his turnovers problems, per Bob Glauber in Newsday.
“It’s about being mindful of it and being aware in the pocket,” Jones said after Wednesday’s practice. “I think it’s pretty fundamental in that holding the ball with two hands is going to be more secure than not.”
Back in Week 3, Jones was named the starting quarterback for the Giants. In his initial two starts, he was able to secure New York’s first two wins of the season over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
While he flashed potential in those games, the rookie out of Duke also turned the ball over four times. Altogether, Jones has totaled 1,984 yards, 15 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in his first eight starts. However, Jones’ most obvious weakness is being able to hold onto the ball.
The Giants’ first-round pick has fumbled it 13 times in his eight starts thus far. Even Jones understands that he needs to do a better job at securing the ball when he is standing in the pocket.
At 2-8, New York is essentially eliminated from the NFC playoff race in 2019. Therefore, the rest of the season is centered around Jones and the other young players finishing on a high note.
On Sunday, we will see if Jones’ effort to protect the ball over the team’s bye week translates onto the field against the Chicago Bears.