3. QB Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones was playing his best, most efficient football of the season, and maybe even his young career leading up to his injury in Cincinnati two weeks ago.
Presuming that Jones returns Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, or whenever he gets back on the field in a game, it is fair to wonder which Jones is going to show up.
Will it be the relentless, at times fearless runner who managed the Giants’ scheme that became increasingly reliant on Run Pass Options while doing a much better job protecting the football? Or will Jones revert back to slipshod decision-making that led to him tossing nine interceptions in 11 games?
The Giants have found a winning formula in taking the air out of the football and letting the offensive line impose its will at scrimmage against opponents and pounding the running game with Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris. Colt McCoy’s relative efficiency while passing for 105 yards with one touchdown and one interception illustrate a reduced impact the quarterback has in this current scheme.
But, if Jones returns as efficient and dominant as he departed, the offense is going to be even more difficult to defend because of all the intangibles his athleticism brings to it.