QB – Daniel Jones: STUD
He did it.
Jones, in his ninth outing of the season managed to escape without turning the football over, even holding onto it on a sack late that forced a Giants punt but could have been much more disastrous had Jones fumbled the ball near midfield.
“That’s been a focus of mine, and I know the importance of holding onto the ball,” Jones said. “The defense did a great job today coming up with five turnovers, and on offense we were able to protect it today. That was big for us. That was a big play in the game, and I’ve got to do a good job holding onto the ball.”
In addition to protecting the football, Jones had a pair of throws in the running for his best passes of the year — an 18-yard strike to tight end Evan Engram for a touchdown and hitting Austin Mack in stride for a 50-yard gain down the sideline.
Jones finished 23-of-34 passing for 212 yards and a touchdown, on his way to a 91.2 passer rating.
He was far from perfect, but Jones’ strong showing flashed all of the promise and potential that have the Giants so optimistic about his future.