It's only been a few days since he suffered a brutal torn ACL against the Raiders, but NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones isn't going to dwell on things. Instead, Jones is focused on the future and he's already thinking about rehabbing his seriously injured knee.
Jones met with the media on Wednesday and he seemed pretty upbeat for a guy who just found out on Monday that his season is over. Despite that, Jones indeed is focused on the future and he wants to start working on his health ASAP. However, it's totally up in the air if he'll be ready to start the 2024 season with the team. Jones himself gave a pretty open-ended answer when asked if he'll be ready for Week 1:
NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is hoping to get healthy as soon as possible
Danny Dimes also said that he realized he probably tore his ACL on the initial play that he went down, and not the opening play of the second quarter when he dropped back and immediately fell to the turf. Looking back on things, he really shouldn't have been out there to start the second.
Regardless, what's done is done and now Jones wants to do everything possible to help this team out down the road. With that said, there's no question that the QB's future as the franchise signal-caller feels like it's totally up in the air.
From the moment Jones got injured, and then when it was confirmed that he tore his ACL, people have been speculating that general manager Joe Schoen will use his upcoming first-round pick on a new quarterback. Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, maybe Even Michael Penix Jr. as the next man up for NY?
We'll find out next April, but Jones clearly isn't ready to give up his spot. He's going to fight like he always has to deliver for Brian Daboll and this offense.