‘Poised’ Daniel Jones makes home debut for Giants on Sunday
“I’m excited,’’ Jones said. “I’m excited to run out there in front of Giants fans and play my first game here. That’ll be fun. We had some good support down there in Tampa Bay, and I am certainly very appreciative of that, but it’ll be fun to run out here.’’
In the rookie quarterback’s first career start in Week 3, Jones was able to overcome a 18-point deficit in the second half to take down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Duke product threw for 353 yards and combined for four touchdowns on the day.
With Jones becoming the starter, the offense finally came to life last Sunday. The main beneficiaries of Jones under center in Week 3 were Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard, who combined for 13 receptions, 213 yards, and two touchdowns last week.
Shepard spoke about how Jones has provided the Giants offense with a much-needed boost early in the season.
“A huge lift, not only how vocal he is and how he uplifts all the other players, he’s smart and he plays with a lot of poise,’’ said receiver Sterling Shepard, who played his first three years getting the ball from Manning. “You can see that, and you usually don’t see that out of a rookie.’’
This week, Jones will start at MetLife Stadium for the first time in his career in Week 4. The rookie signal-caller will likely be motivated to play well in front of the same crowd that booed him when he was drafted by the team in April.