Daniel Jones is officially doubtful for Sunday’s game in Seattle. Regardless, he is expected to travel with the team tomorrow whether he plays in the game or not.
The NY Giants have made a big decision on Daniel Jones for Sunday.
The team announced Friday that their starting quarterback will be officially doubtful for Week 13 in Seattle against the Seahawks.
It looks like Daniel Jones will have to miss his first game of the season this week in a crucial NFC matchup with the Seahawks. Jones didn’t practice much during the week and his status has been a major storyline since injuring his hamstring in Cincinnati.
Head Coach Joe Judge spoke on Friday about Jones’ availability for Sunday. “We’ll check with the trainers today to see what kind of progress he made in their eyes,” Judge said Friday morning. “We’ll see how he moves on the grass today and we’ll make decisions based on really after practice and see how he does after a long flight out to Seattle.”
Well, a decision was made that it is likely best for Jones to rest his hamstring this week and get it to full strength for a critical matchup back home with the Arizona Cardinals next week. This was the safe and smart move as hamstring injuries are easy to reinjure and a nagging hammy is the last thing the NY Giants need for their young quarterback.
There’s still a chance the Giants decide on Sunday to start Jones, but after he did not participate in practice all week, that seems unlikely.
While the NY Giants fully admire Daniel’s toughness, they will not put him at risk if the medical team feels he is not ready to play yet.
"“I think there’s a mix between whether we need to do enough with him in practice so he can go back there and operate,” Judge said. “Have an ability to protect himself, move in the pocket, throw the ball away, or tuck it under and run if we need to.”"
The Giants will need all the help it can get this week to pull off an upset in Seattle. It appears that the the Giants will turn to Colt McCoy this week to lead the team to a signature victory for their win vs Seattle since 2010.