Giants QB Daniel Jones is ‘fast and he’s dangerous’ says Patriots coach Bill Belichick
The New England Patriots will take on the New York Giants on Thursday and Bill Belichick realizes Daniel Jones is a different type of quarterback than Eli Manning. Belichick believes Jones is ‘fast and dangerous‘ outside of the pocket.
Belichick on the difference with Daniel Jones playing quarterback: "Jones is fast and he's dangerous with his legs outside the pocket.'' Says Eli Manning probably does more at the line of scrimmage.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) October 7, 2019
You typically don’t hear the words ‘fast’ or ‘dangerous’ mentioned with Jones but when Belichick says something; you listen. During the combine, Jones ran his 40-yard dash in 4.81 seconds but he is still more mobile than Manning was.
Ever since Jones was announced as the starter, New York’s offense has been revitalized. The rookie quarterback has shifted the offense towards being one that has plenty of the passing plays funneling from outside of the pocket.
In his first three starts, the Duke product has thrown for 743 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. At the same time, Jones has added another 78 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
However, as Belichick alluded to, the major difference in the offense is that Manning was more knowledgeable at the line of scrimmage. Of course, with Jones being in his first season, he doesn’t know all of the ins and outs of the offense just yet.
Due to that, the team’s first-round pick may have a tough time getting a read on this Patriots defense. Belichick has historically been great against rookie quarterbacks at home. Over the course of his career in New England, the legendary coach is 11-0 against first-year quarterbacks in Foxborough.
Therefore, Jones is going to need to continue using his legs to help create plays for the Giants.
If he’s unable to do so, this game could get out of hand rather quickly.