Daniel Jones’ career personified
The past two weeks, Daniel Jones’ legs have been an even bigger offensive weapon for the Giants, and entered Tuesday night as the team’s leading rusher with 204 yards on the ground.
Thursday, he added 80 more, but it should have been 95.
With 8:51 remaining in the third quarter, Jones broke off right tackle and sprinted 80 yards for the touchdo … at least it would have been a touchdown had the 15-yard line not tripped him up. Wayne Gallman ultimately punched it in for a one-yard touchdown with 6:45 remaining in the third quarter, but Gallman’s run came only after two failed attempts to punch it in and a defensive pass interference penalty gave Jones and the Giants new life.
Jones entered Thursday just a 43.8 percent passer for 56 yards with three interceptions and one touchdown in the red zone. He added two incompletions to his resume prior to Gallman’s touchdown plunge.
Much like Jones’ 80-yard dash that came up just short, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft has flashed plenty of moments of brilliance, but also made costly at times unforced errors that leave it an open question whether he can ultimately develop into one of the NFL’s premier quarterbacks.
Fortunately for Jones, Gallman bailed him out this time.
Jones finished 20-of-30 passing for 187 yards with two touchdowns, one interception, and he led the Giants in rushing with 92 yards on four carries.