There’s still a chance NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones starts Sunday vs. the Seattle Seahawks
Friday will be critical when it comes to NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ chances of playing Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Jones has yet to be a full participant in practice this week, after suffering a right hamstring injury last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, but head coach Joe Judge has not ruled out Jones playing this week.
“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.”
One of the Giants’ concerns with Jones is that he might not tap out or be completely honest with team doctors about his pain level, because of his intense desire to be on the field with his teammates, as was the case when he briefly returned Sunday before pulling up lame and being knocked out for good.
“You have to trust how he says he feels,” Judge said. “I’ll be honest with you, the dangerous thing with Daniel is what also makes him great, he doesn’t want to not be out there with his team. We’ve got to trust our eyes more than our ears because he’s definitely a competitor.”
While limited in practice Thursday, Judge says he was impressed by how Jones was throwing the ball with velocity and accuracy. But, that Jones doesn’t necessarily need to practice in full on Friday before Sunday’s game, but must check certain boxes in order to be available.
“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, 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 play the Seahawks on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., and plan on flying to the Emerald State Saturday, so there’s a chance Jones is a game-time decision.