Giants QB Daniel Jones likely to miss between 2-4 weeks
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will likely miss between two-to-four weeks with his high-ankle sprain, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
This does not come as much of a surprise, as high-ankle sprains generally take several weeks to heal, and the consensus has been that Eli Manning would most likely be starting the Giants’ last four games in the wake of Jones’ injury.
If this is the end for Jones in 2019, he certainly had one heck of a rookie campaign.
In 11 games and 10 starts, Jones has thrown for 2,374 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 61.6 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 84. In addition, he has rushed for 241 yards and a couple of scores, averaging a robust 6.2 yards per carry.
Jones, who played his collegiate football at Duke, was selected by New York with the sixth overall pick of the NFL Draft back in April, a choice that was heavily criticized.
The prevailing thought was that the Giants should have gone with Dwayne Haskins—who ultimately fell to the Washington Redskins at No. 15—with their top pick, but Jones has proven the doubters wrong early on.
Big Blue went from Manning to Jones in Week 3 and watched the first-year signal-caller lead the club to back-to-back wins. However, since then, New York has lost eight games in a row to fall to 2-10 on the year.
In what is a lost season for the Giants, it seems only right for the team to turn to their two-time Super Bowl MVP in Manning, who almost certainly won’t be playing for New York in 2020 and may end up retiring altogether, for the last few games.