QB Daniel Jones – Stud
There’s no other way to put this; Sunday was Jones’ signature performance as a pro.
Jones flawlessly executed several zone-read designed runs that didn’t just break for big gains, but seemed to open up the rest of the playbook for the Giants offense.
It was also no small victory that for the second week in a row, Jones played a turnover free game. This time while retaining a modicum of his trademarked aggressiveness that the Giants hope to calibrate into something that can propel him to become one of the league’s premier passers.
He looked like one against the Eagles.
“We’re going to play aggressive with Daniel,” Judge explained. “And he’s done a heck of a job making plays when we need it and making better decisions throughout the season. This guy is a young player who is developing, he’s learning a lot every week. You can see his improvement week to week.”
Jones finished Sunday 21-of-28 passing for 244 yards, while adding a team-high 64 rushing yards and a touchdown.
The first half of Sunday’s game might have been the best half of Jones’ career. Only four of Jones’ passes hit the turf before halftime, he rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown, and posted a 93.3 passer rating through the first 30 minutes.
Throughout the game, it seemed that Jones’ decision-making and ball security dramatically improved. From holding onto the ball when he was sacked on the first play of the game, and limiting the chances of putting the ball into harms way throughout, this game felt like a significant step forward in his development.