The NY Giants won the battle, but lost the war when they beat the Redskins in Week 16; at least Daniel Jones looked terrific.
If anyone (somehow) still had a question on whether or not Daniel Jones has a long, successful future ahead of him with the NY Giants, I really don’t see how that could still be possible after today.
For the fourth time in his young career, Jones finished off a game where he had at least four total touchdowns and zero interceptions – it was the third game where he had four passing touchdowns and zero picks. While losing out on Chase Young is going to likely have a major effect on Big Blue’s rebuilding effort, Jones looking so good was a solid consolation prize.
Giant nation was somewhat divided on if the team was better off winning this game today, but as fans, we don’t have a say in the matter. All we can do now is make the best of what’s happened, and continue to support our 2019 #6 overall draft pick.
Saquon Barkley joined his quarterback in having the best game of his season as well, as the duo combined for a staggering 541 points and 41 points in what could be a sign of what’s to come in the future. Barkley shredded a fairly solid Redskins rushing defense and looked all the bit like the ‘generational talent’ he has been billed as.
Pat Shurmur continued to look as clueless as clueless can be. Although it’s hard for some people to hear right now, this game bumped his chances of staying up dramatically. While it had almost no shot of happening prior, you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think Daniel Jones having five touchdowns – and the season he’s had – won’t play a factor in John Mara’s decision this winter.
One more impressive game – and a win – might be enough to bring back the worst coach in the entire NFL.
For now, it’s time to shift our focus off of Chase Young and onto the electric duo that currently resides on our offense (trio really when you factor in Darius Slayton).
While it surely would have been better for the future of this NY Giants organization to win this game, having our franchise QB look every bit like one is what we’re gonna have to go with at the moment.
Hopefully, this doesn’t turn out to be a reverse LT/Joe Theismann scenario.