Things may have gone downhill for 2nd year quarterback, Daniel Jones. In week 12 vs. Cincinnati, Jones left the game with a hamstring injury during a rush play. Due to the injury Jones missed the start vs the Seahawks the following week. As a result of of him being able to practice, Giants head coach Joe Judge determined that Daniel Jones was able to “defend himself” in the pocket and was cleared to start against the Arizona Cardinals.
During last weeks game, Jones never really looked normal in the pocket. The Giants were beat schematically but there was more to it than that. Jones constantly threw the ball off his back foot and rarely set his feet. He was also sacked a season high 9 times last week. Part of this was due to the lack of mobility he had with the lingering hamstring injury. Everyone could tell Jones did not look the same and should not have been on the field against the Cardinals.
On Wednesday, the Giants reported that Daniel Jones now has a new injury but one that does not include the existing hamstring injury. This time, he sustained a low ankle sprain as Jones said it was “sore”
Coach Joe Judge has yet to rule out Jones for Sundays night’s game against the Cleveland Browns so I assume they want to see how he will handle it in practice. Joe Judge had this to say about Jones’ new injury. “There really is nothing worse for the wear with the previous injury,” Judge said as the Giants returned to practice. “He did come out with some bumps and bruises. There is another lower leg issue we’re dealing with right now. We’re going to go ahead and move him around at practice and see where he’s at.”
Daniel Jones might be on his way to missing the rest of season with only 3 games left to be played in the regular season. The Giants are still in the thick of the NFC East race at 5-8. But they’ll need Jones to get them there.