Giants’ Daniel Jones speaks out on his ankle injury
“Never really thought it was something that would keep me (from) playing,” Jones said after the Giants 31-13 home loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Jones added that his ankle feels sore but that it typically feels like that after a game.
It has been an up and down season for Jones, the rookie out of Duke and No. 6 overall pick in this past NFL Draft. The rookie struggled against the NFC North-leading Packers completing 20 of his 37 pass attempts for 240 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
Jones’ one touchdown on the day came in the first quarter when he connected with receiver Sterling Sheppard for 18 yards.
On the season, Jones has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,374 yards while throwing 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. The former Duke QB has also shown solid ability as a dual-threat rushing for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
The Giants’ selection of Jones No. 6 overall was one of the most controversial and criticized selections of the 2019 draft but it seems that the Giants organization is fairly confident in Jones being their QB of the future.
The Giants as a whole have struggled in 2019 with the team’s 2-10 record being the second-worst mark in the NFL season behind the Cincinnati Bengals.
The team has had to deal with the questionable health of star running back Saquon Barkley as well as the lack of a true No. 1 option at receiver with rookie wideout Darius Slayton leading the team with 505 receiving yards through 12 games.