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Giants QB Daniel Jones preaches need for ball security in imminent return

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is expected to return Sunday against the Washington Redskins, and one thing he wants to focus on is ball security.

Jones has looked good at times, but he has struggled with giving the ball away. So far this season, the Duke product has 21 turnovers. The Giants quarterback has fumbled the ball 15 times, with ten of those being lost to the opponent.

“I think ball security obviously is the big thing,” Jones said Wednesday after practicing in full as QB1 via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “Making sure I’m doing my part in protecting the ball and that way giving us the best chance to win. The most important thing these last two weeks is to win the games. So my role in that, ball security plays a big part in it.”

Jones is trying to find a happy medium between being aggressive and protecting the ball.

“(It’s about) understanding that fine line and being able to play with that,” Jones said. “Being able to protect the ball but also being aggressive is our job, and it’s what we’re trained to do and coached to do. So that balance and that skill and being able to do that is what you have to do to be good at this level. So I’ve worked on it, but I think you have to be able to do both.”

Jones has taken some big steps forward in his rookie season. But, to take that next step, he needs to take better care of the ball. If the young passer can do that next year and beyond, he can meet the expectations that come with being a first-round pick.