NY Giants coach Joe Judge says that he’ll leave Daniel Jones’ availability for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks up to trainers
The NY Giants are optimistic that Daniel Jones will return at some point this season, but the second-year quarterback did not participate in the portion of Wednesday’s practice that was open to reporters.
Jones was knocked from Sunday’s NY Giants victory over the Cincinnati Bengals with a right hamstring injury, and head coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that the team is leaving Jones’ availability this week up to the trainers.
“We’re waiting to hear the feedback from the trainers,” Judge said prior to practice. “He came in here deep into the playbook and ready to work. But, we’re going to leave him with the trainers today. We’ve structured today’s practice so early on there are some individual and teach periods with team periods later on, so we’ll kind of see what he’s able to do today.”
If Jones is unable to play on Sunday afternoon against the Seattle Seahawks, the Giants will turn to backup Colt McCoy. McCoy came on in relief of Jones, and completed 6-of-10 passes for 31 yards in a 19-17 victory.
McCoy will get a majority of the first-team reps in practice, Judge pointed out.
Judge, and McCoys teammates have plenty of confidence in the 34-year-old’s ability to get the job done this week, if necessary.
“He’s very experienced, very savvy,” Giants defensive back Jabrill Peppers said Monday. “He’s a guy who can make all the throws. I definitely have the utmost confidence.
“He diagnoses coverages really well; very fast, he gets through his progressions really well. He has some tricks that he likes to throw at us. Whether it’s his no look passes or looking off the safety, throwing it back side. He definitely does a lot of things to help us prepare for what we’re going to see on Sundays.”
This Sunday, McCoy might not just be putting the Giants’ defense to the test but might need to lead the offense against the Seattle Seahawks in a pivotal conference game.