NY Giants likely to turn to Jake Fromm at QB vs. Chargers

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

The NY Giants will likely be without quarterback Daniel Jones for a second consecutive week, against the Chargers, with Jake Fromm likely to make his first start

Barring an unforeseen turnaround, it sounds like NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss his second consecutive game, Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Chargers, forcing Jake Fromm to make his first career start.

Jones, sidelined Sunday due to a neck injury suffered in a Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, is unlikely to play in Los Angeles, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jones’ injury, combined with backup quarterback Mike Glennon suffering a concussion during Sunday’s 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins creates a bit of a disaster scenario for the Giants at quarterback.

Fromm, signed off the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad last week, hasn’t appeared in any game action since being chosen in the fifth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, out of Georgia.

The NY Giants have had to navigate myriad injuries this season, including to wide receivers Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, and Kenny Golladay, as well as running back Saquon Barkley, and several starters along the offensive line.

However, trying to piece together an offense without Jones, and against Justin Herbert and the high-flying Chargers’ offense might be New York’s most daunting challenge to date.