Daniel Jones’ best play of the day
Situation: 1st & 10 from the NY Giants’ 12-yard line, with the Eagles up 10-7, with 8:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
After both teams traded two consecutive three-and-outs to start the 2nd half, it was Daniel Jones’ legs that sparked the NY Giants’ offense. Jones ran a QB keeper and took off running down the right side of the field.
There were no Eagle defenders there to meet him and Jones took off and kept running and running… until he was tripped under his own feet near the Eagles’ 15 and stumbled and fell to the Eagles’ seven yard line.
This 80-yard scamper was the longest run by a NY Giants’ quarterback ever, the longest run by an NFL quarterback since 2015, and was also the league’s fastest run by a QB since 2018, with Jones clocking in at 21.23 miles per hour.
This run was a desperately-needed play for an offense that can’t spark or spring big plays often. It could have been an 87-yard touchdown run for Jones but ultimately gave the team 1st & goal from the 7. The drive could’ve ended in massive disappointment as Big Blue stared at 3rd & goal. They ultimately got bailed out with a penalty and then punched it in with Wayne Gallman for the team’s first lead of the night.
This drive showed several positive aspects of what Daniel Jones can bring to the team. His mobility, speed, awareness, stamina, and guts to make a play like that and then finish a key drive. It was by far the most exciting drive of the year and it gave a glimpse of excitement for more to come this season.