Giants QB Daniel Jones to start for New York in Week 16
The New York Giants are looking to end the 2019 NFL season on a high note by beating a couple of NFC East rivals starting with the Washington Redskins in Week 16. It seems quarterback Daniel Jones will be back in the mix.
Jones has been sidelined for the last two games with a high ankle sprain. He will be making his return under center on the road in Washington, via the team’s official Twitter:
Daniel Jones confirmed to start Week 16
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 20, 2019
Jones’ return should hardly come as any surprise. Although the Giants are not playing for much at this point in the 2019 campaign, the coaching staff is hoping that these next two games will provide the rookie with more experience as he continues to develop into a franchise quarterback.
Jones’ injury made way for quarterback Eli Manning to potentially perform one last curtain call. He was successfully able to restore balance to his record as a starter by getting back to .500 with the win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. All signs indicate that it could have been his last days in a Giants’ uniform.
Regardless, New York has ushered in a full-scale rebuild that may very well pick up where it left off last offseason if head coach Pat Shurmur is ultimately fired. For now, the focus is on Jones’ progression over the final two games before those questions must be answered. He will be looking to redeem himself after struggling in their first showdown with Washington by throwing for one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 4 win.