Daniel Jones is first Giants QB since 1997 to win first two career starts
The New York Giants were able to bounce back from their slow start to the 2019 NFL season with their second straight win. The dominant 24-3 victory over the Washington Redskins has helped quarterback Daniel Jones make franchise history.
According to NFL Research, Jones is the first Giants’ quarterback to go 2-0 in his first career starts since the 1997 NFL season:
Daniel Jones is the first Giants QB to win his first 2 career starts since Danny Kanell in Weeks 7-8, 1997.
Jones’ enjoyed quite the outing in his first career start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however, he struggled to find his footing against Washington’s defense after completing 23 of 31 passes for 225 yards a touchdown and two interceptions.
Although it was far from pretty, the offense was able to take advantage of a stellar day from their defense when they needed to.
Jones’ emergence has provided a newfound sense of optimism surrounding the Giants, despite the recent loss of running back Saquon Barkley. His ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs has provided the offense with an added dynamic that they did not have before with quarterback Eli Manning. This is evident by the 61 yards and two touchdowns he has rushed for on a mere nine carries.
Of course, it is still far too early to determine whether or not the rookie will be able to establish himself as a bonafide franchise quarterback this season.
Fortunately, he has shown more than enough promise by finding ways to win with this rebuilding Giants’ team.