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New Giants GM: Daniel Jones is the team’s quarterback

New Giants general manager Joe Schoen met the New York media for the first time on Wednesday and delivered a clear message: Daniel Jones will be the team’s quarterback in 2022.

“I’ve looked at Daniel,” Schoen said at his introductory news conference. “Once the new staff gets in here, we’re going to get together — offensive coordinator, head coach, the entire staff — dive into the film as a group and look at what Daniel does best and we’re going to try to allow him to put his best foot forward.”

Jones struggled in 2021 under head coach Joe Judge, who was fired at the end of the season after two years at the helm. Schoen sounded ready to wipe the slate clean when it comes to Jones.

“I’ve looked at him. I wasn’t here in the past, so I don’t exactly know what he was told to do, but I do know this: I know he’s a great kid,” Schoen said. ” … There’s not anybody in this building that’s said a bad word about his work ethic, passion, desire to win, and I think you’ve got to have those traits as a quarterback. The kid has physical ability. He’s got arm strength, he’s athletic, he can run. I’m really excited to work with Daniel.”

Jones was on hand at the news conference, as was Giants co-owner John Mara, who threw his support behind Jones and discounted any notion that the team would try to trade for disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson was inactive all 17 weeks of the season for the Texans as he faces civil lawsuits from 22 women who accused him of sexual misconduct.

“We’re not trading for Deshaun Watson,” Mara said. “There are so many reasons why we wouldn’t do that. Cap-wise, we couldn’t afford it, but more importantly with the allegations that are out there right now, that’s just not the right fit for us.”

Instead, it will be back to the drawing board for Jones with a new staff – something Mara undoubtedly will be happy to see.

“We’ve done everything possible to screw this kid up since he’s been here,” Mara said. “… We certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones.”

Jones, 24, was limited to 11 games because of a neck injury sustained in a Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles that ended his season. Jones, the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, completed 232 passes for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season.

Since taking over from two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning in 2019, Jones is 12-25 as the starting quarterback, throwing for 8,398 total yards with 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

If Schoen is to turn around the fortunes of the franchise — the Giants have played in one playoff game since winning the Super Bowl following the 2011 season — that will start with the head coach he brings on board. Since Schoen’s hiring on Friday, the Giants have had two interviews with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and also interviewed defensive coordinators Leslie Frazier (Bills), Lou Anarumo (Cincinnati Bengals) and Dan Quinn (Dallas Cowboys).

Schoen most recently was the assistant general manager of the Bills, so he has familiarity with both Daboll and Frazier.

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Joe Judge (left) talks with quarterback Daniel Jones (8) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Joe Judge, QB Daniel Jones to return to Giants in 2022

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge and quarterback Daniel Jones will get another chance to prove themselves in 2022, ESPN reported Sunday.

The Giants are 4-10 and have lost double-digit games in seven of the past eight seasons, but ownership apparently isn’t ready to move on from the pair yet.

Judge has a 10-20 record as he approaches the end of his second season at the helm. Jones is 12-25 as a starter since taking the reins from Eli Manning in the 2019 season.

The sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Jones will be in the fourth and final year of his contract in 2022, and the Giants have time to decide whether they will pick up his fifth-year option.

ESPN said the Giants could choose to move on from general manager Dave Gettleman, however. If they do, they would let GM candidates know of their desire to keep the Judge-Jones tandem in place.

The Giants shut down Jones, 24, for the season last week as he continues to recover from a neck injury, which he sustained in a 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28.

On the season, Jones completed 64.3 percent of his passes (232 of 361) for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

In 38 career games (37 starts), Jones has thrown for 8,398 yards with 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

The Giants will face the Eagles (7-7) in Philadelphia on Sunday. Quarterback Jake Fromm will make his first career start.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw in the first half. The Giants defeat the Eagles, 13-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Daniel Jones confident he’s Giants’ ’22 QB; oddsmakers less so

Although Daniel Jones maintains unwavering support from his head coach, his future as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback remains a hot topic of debate as the offseason nears.

The Giants enter Week 16 with a 4-10 record, and Jones won’t play again this season because of a sprained neck. He hasn’t played since Nov. 28, cutting his season to 11 games. The No. 6 overall draft pick in 2019 missed three games as a rookie and two last season.

Jones will be entering the final year of his rookie contract, but there has been plenty of speculation that the Giants might pursue a veteran during the offseason.

Oddsmakers at SportsBetting.ag have put +150 odds that the Giants’ Week 1 starting quarterback next season will be acquired via trade and +175 odds that it will be a player signed in free agency. That’s compared to +200 odds that Jones will be under center when the 2022 season begins.

Giants 2022 Week 1 QB Odds
–QB Acquired Via Trade: +150
–Free Agent Signing: +175
–Daniel Jones +200
–Jake Fromm +300
–Draft Pick +500

Giants coach Joe Judge has continued to support Jones publicly, including when asked about the quarterback’s future after Jones was placed on injured reserve Monday.

“I’ve seen enough growth from Daniel to tell us that he’s a guy we want to go ahead and play with,” Judge said. “I don’t think there’s much more Daniel could have done than what he was already doing.

“My expectation for him is to continue on the path he’s on of helping his teammates to stay mentally engaged and keep preparing. He’s done such a phenomenal job for us already. My expectation is just for him to continue doing what he’s been doing.”

Jones will finish this season with a career-best 64.3 completion percentage, throwing for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He added 298 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

“There’s things (Judge) expects me to improve on going forward,” Jones said Wednesday. “I understand that and obviously take that very seriously. That’s kind of my approach.”

Jones has another strong supporter in running back Saquon Barkley, whose own future with the team is a topic of some debate as he’ll enter the fifth and final year of his rookie deal in 2022.

“That’s my dog, one of my best friends,” Barkley said Thursday. “I know how special he is, and I know how special he’s going to be.

“I just don’t know where the conversation comes up from whether he’s going to be this or that. We just got to focus on coming to work every single day, getting better every single day and that’s all you can ask from a player, that’s all you can ask from a teammate.

“And Daniel Jones is that every single day.”

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Jake Fromm (17) throws the ball as quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks on before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants shut down QB Daniel Jones, WR Sterling Shepard for season

The New York Giants are shutting down Daniel Jones for the remainder of the season because of a neck injury but said Monday they expect the quarterback to make a “full recovery.”

The Giants also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on IR with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season as well.

Jones, a third-year QB out of Duke, has been placed on injured reserve and will have to miss at least three games. The Giants (4-10) have only three games remaining, effectively ending his season.

Jones, 24, missed the Giants’ past three games because of the injury, which happened in a 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28.

Ronnie Barnes, a senior vice president a head athletic trainer, said the decision to shut down Jones was made after discussions among the Giants and their medical team.

“At this point, Daniel has not been cleared for contact,” Barnes said in a statement Monday. “We felt the prudent decision was to place Daniel on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. With continued rest and treatment, we expect a full recovery.”

Jones was selected by New York with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. For the season, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes (232 of 361) for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns, with seven interceptions.

Since replacing Eli Manning as the Giants’ starting quarterback, he has a 12-25 career record. In 38 career games (37 starts), Jones has thrown for 8,398 yards and 45 touchdowns, with 29 interceptions.

Mike Glennon has started at quarterback in place of Jones over three consecutive games, all Giants defeats. Jake Fromm replaced Glennon late in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and is likely to be the starter in the Giants’ next game, Dec. 26 at Philadelphia.

Shepard, 28, has 36 catches for 366 yards and one TD this season. He has played just 28 games combined over the past three seasons and has not played a full season since 2018.

The roster spots of Jones and Shepard were filled Monday by linebacker Jaylon Smith and defensive back Jarren Williams, both of whom were signed from the practice squad.

In addition, the Giants announced that defensive back Keion Crossen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

–Field Level Media

Nov 28, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) won’t play vs. Cowboys

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys as he continues to battle a neck injury, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

An evaluation by a spine specialist on Monday led to the decision, and his status continues to be week-to-week, per reports. He has not been cleared for contact.

Jones has missed the past two games since sustaining the injury in a 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28. Veteran Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday for the Giants (4-9) against the Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jones, 24, is in his third season with New York, which selected him No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. On the season, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Since replacing Eli Manning as the starting quarterback, he has a 12-25 career record. In 38 career games (37 starts), Jones has thrown for 8,398 yards with 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw in the first half. The Giants defeat the Eagles, 13-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) ruled out vs. Dolphins

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has not been cleared for contact and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the host Miami Dolphins, coach Joe Judge announced Friday.

Mike Glennon is expected to receive his first start of the season in place of Jones, who sustained a neck strain during New York’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.

Jones reportedly got hurt on the second play last Sunday, but he remained in the game and helped the Giants eke out a 13-7 victory.

Jones, 24, threw for 202 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-30 passing for the Giants (4-7) against the Eagles. On the year, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions over 11 games.

Glennon, 31, has completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions this season.

The 2013 third-round pick has thrown for 6,431 yards with 44 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 35 career games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013-14, 2016), Chicago Bears (2017), Arizona Cardinals (2018), then-Oakland Raiders (2019), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020) and Giants.

New York also signed quarterback Jake Fromm off the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Tuesday. Fromm was a fifth-round selection by the Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft and has yet to see NFL action.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw in the first half. The Giants defeat the Eagles, 13-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Reports: Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) likely out vs. Dolphins

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones sustained a neck strain during New York’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week and is likely to miss the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network and The Athletic reported Tuesday.

Jones reportedly got hurt on the second play last Sunday, but he remained in the game and helped the Giants eke out a 13-7 victory.

Jones threw for 202 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-30 passing for the Giants (4-7). On the year, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions over 11 games.

If Jones can’t go on Sunday, backup Mike Glennon is in line to start.

New York also signed quarterback Jake Fromm off the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Tuesday. Fromm was a fifth-round selection by the Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft and has yet to see NFL action.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls a play in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones clears concussion protcol, will play against Rams

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared from concussion protocol and can play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

He was a full participant in practice Friday.

The third-year QB was put in the protocol following a hit at the goal line with 2:52 left in the second quarter of the Giants’ Week 5 loss at Dallas. Jones got to his feet but stumbled as his legs crossed attempting to return to the huddle.

In five games this season, Jones has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,262 yards with four touchdown passes and an interception. He’s added two rushing touchdowns.

Jones will be without running back Saquon Barkley in the backfield, ruled out with an ankle injury. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) and linebacker Justin Hilliard (Achilles/injured reserve) are out.

For the Rams, star defensive lineman Aaron Donald was a full participant in Friday’s practice and will play Sunday. He missed practice on Wednesday over a knee issue. The Rams (4-1) have no injury concerns heading into Sunday’s game against the Giants (1-4) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) holds his right knee as he heads to the locker room on a medical cart in the first half during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones cleared to practice sans contact

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones advanced through concussion protocol and was cleared to participate in the non-contact portions of Thursday’s practice.

New York expects Jones to start on Sunday barring any setbacks, head coach Joe Judge said before the workout.

Following a hit at the goal line with 2:52 left in the second quarter of the Giants’ Week 5 loss at Dallas, Jones got to his feet but stumbled as his legs crossed attempting to return to the huddle.

Jones observed Wednesday’s practice and Judge said “at this point, everything looks positive” for the quarterback to be available Sunday when the Giants (1-4) face the Los Angeles Rams (4-1).

Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said a decision would be held for another day or two for the purpose of evaluating Jones’ physical response to returning to the field.

When he’s back, the Giants are not planning to curb Jones’ penchant to make plays as a runner. He’s averaging 6.6 yards per carry with 197 yards and two touchdowns in 2021.

“That’s such an asset for us, both him making plays spontaneously by moving in the pocket, but also some designed stuff. Those have been good plays for us,” Garrett said before Thursday’s practice. “But at the same time, we have to be aware of that. You don’t want to overdo that and put him in harm’s way. We’re understanding more, and he’s understanding more, the balance between those.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) attempts to make a catch as Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) defends in the third quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Joe Judge doesn’t see ‘any issue’ between players

New York Giants coach Joe Judge told reporters Friday that there was nothing to see regarding Kenny Golladay’s apparent shouting at Daniel Jones on Thursday night.

During the Giants’ 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team, Golladay was seen yelling in the direction of his quarterback on the sideline. Judge didn’t have many details to offer after saying the team’s VP of communications filled him in on the apparent spat.

“Look, I’ll talk to all of our players,” Judge said. “In terms of what you asked about with Kenny, I’ll go with the same thing I said last night — I talked to the players, talked to the coaches that were involved and everyone has kind of dismissed everything in terms of there was no conflict. It was more just emotions on the sideline, talking through situations, things going.

“Our guys have good relationships, they work together. I don’t really see any issue with that right there, so talked with the players involved and they were good.”

Other than Sterling Shepard (nine catches, 94 yards), most New York receivers played nothing more than a supporting role in the offensive game plan Thursday. Golladay, who signed for four years and $72 million during free agency, finished with three catches on eight targets for 38 yards.

The Giants ran the ball 28 times and only had 22 passing plays. Jones finished 22-for-32 for 249 yards and a touchdown as New York fell to 0-2.

Golladay wasn’t the only receiver reportedly frustrated with the offense. Rookie wideout Kadarius Toney, a first-round draft pick in April, posted a comment on his Instagram story after the game that said, “I don’t be mad (expletive) just be lame to me fr.”

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Toney, who was not targeted Thursday, was aggravated over his role thus far, describing Toney’s thinking as, “No use in having a sports car and not driving it.” Toney has accumulated one reception for a loss of two yards thus far in his career.

Toney later tweeted, “Y’all try to turn anything into something, SMH … we good over here.”

–Field Level Media