Giants’ Daniel Jones reflects on his newfound strength: getting into better shape
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was clearly focused on getting into better shape this offseason.
In a video conference with reporters on Thursday, Jones said that he added nine pounds of muscle to his frame, so he’s up to 229 pounds now. Furthermore, Jones said he’s feeling good and stronger than ever after dedicating this offseason to getting into better shape.
“I feel good, I feel like I’m as strong as I’ve been,” Jones said on Thursday. “I feel like I’m in good shape, I was in Charlotte for most of the offseason and training there. I wanted to get stronger and wanted to gain some weight for what that does for every part of my game, standing in the pocket, running when I need to, and obviously throwing the ball as efficiently as I can using my strength, my lower body. Each piece of that was part of the goal of the offseason in my training.”
Despite finishing 3-9 in the games he started last season, Jones showed plenty of promise in his rookie season. Jones recorded 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and an 87.7 passer rating, completing nearly 62 percent of his throws last season.
Nevertheless, adding nine pounds of muscle to his frame is certainly a positive development for Jones. The 23-year-old quarterback struggled to hang on to the football last season, fumbling the ball 18 times in 13 games.
The Giants certainly have a lot of expectations for Jones this season, and it seems like he’s physically prepared to have a breakout season.