Daniel Jones named NFC Offensive Player of Week after NY Giants’ win
NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was named NFC Offensive Player of The Week, following his career day in Sunday’s upset win over the New Orleans Saints
Daniel Jones led the way in Sunday’s NY Giants’ 27-21 upset win over the New Orleans Saints, and for his efforts was named NFC Offensive Player of The Week.
Jones had the finest performance of his career to date, completing 70 percent of his passes for a career-high 402 yards with two touchdowns to one interception.
In the process, Jones showed the kind of command of the type of leader the Giants hope that he develops into, especially in the fourth quarter and overtime of Sunday’s contest.
Jones’ touchdown passes in Sunday’s game came on a 52-yard completion to John Ross, and a 54-yard completion to Saquon Barkley, showcasing his propensity and ability to push the ball downfield.
"“Obviously, he hit the shot down to John (Ross) for the big play early on,” NY Giants head coach Joe Judge told reporters following Sunday’s game. “He was consistently able to find open receivers and make good, accurate throws and the right decisions. I say it all the time, he’s a guy that you just see it with the way he works, and the performances will keep on coming. He doesn’t have to go out there and force the game, he just has to go out there and make the plays that are in front of him.”"
In addition to his prowess through the air, Jones remains the NY Giants’ leading rusher, after adding 27 rushing yards against the Saints on Sunday afternoon.
Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com.