Have we ever seen this kind of passion from NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones? In the nail-biting win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jones was quite frustrated with his receivers and understandably so, as they recorded five drops on the day. Five. Jones was seen yelling at Marcus Johnson for his fourth-down drop, while also being quite animated on the sidelines.
Jones apologized after the game and reminded everyone that he knows Johnson will be able to make big plays for him down the line. That’s the kind of leadership you want to see from your quarterback. However, this is the kind of fire fans have been wanting to see from Jones for a while. If anything, we want to see more of it.
NY Giants QB Daniel Jones regrets showing anger towards Marcus Johnson
"“You know, heat of the moment – I wish I could have that moment back,” Jones said on Sunday after the win. “I pride myself on being composed in those situations and I wasn’t there. I have full faith and confidence in the world in Marcus (Johnson). I’m disappointed I let that happen.”"
Jones apologizing shows the kind of guy he is, but no one is blaming him for being so upset with Johnson. That came on a key fourth down right near the goal line. He’s simply got to make that catch. The NY QB was emotional then, and he also displayed plenty of emotion on the sideline soon after. Brian Daboll was there to share a special moment with him after the go-ahead touchdown too. Try and watch this without smiling:
Throughout his career, Jones has been known for being relaxed out on the field and in the locker room. Tell us you weren’t thrilled to see him try and light a match under his teammates and challenge them to be better with the game on the line?
In the end, the Giants came out with a win and Jones had one of the best games of his career, throwing for 202 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 107 yards and another score. It was a game to remember for Jones and people want to see more of the same from him moving forward – especially in the passion department.