1. QB Daniel Jones
It is safe to say that this has been the best season of Daniel Jones’ NFL career. In the Wild Card showing with the Vikings, Danny Dimes showcased once again to Joe Schoen that he’s worthy of a big-time deal.
Jones had a monster day as U.S. Bank Stadium. Through the air, he racked up 301 passing yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, he added 78 rushing yards on 17 total carries. With his legs, Jones made several season-saving plays. This included several fourth-down conversions and big runs when the offense needed a play.
Along with delivering a solid outing, Jones also earned a spot in the NFL record books. He became the first quarterback to record 300+ passing yards, 70+ rushing yards, and two passing touchdowns in a postseason game. Without Jones, the Giants would not have won this one. When it mattered the most, the QB1 delivered in a big way.
Note: We of course have to bring up Xavier McKinney as well, who posted his game-sealing tackle on T.J. Hockenson. McKinney had a fantastic game. Having him and Adoree’ Jackson back in the secondary is major news for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.