Daniel Jones is one tough dude, but even he can only take so much of a beating before it's time to give his body a rest. Unfortunately for the NY Giants and head coach Brian Daboll, this could result in the fifth-year quarterback missing the primetime showdown vs. the Buffalo Bills.
Jones is still trying to recover from his neck injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins. Danny Dimes hurt his neck after he was sacked by Andrew Van Ginkel, with his head snapping back in a way that was downright concerning. With Jones missing practice on Wednesday and him still being sore, it could indeed open the door for him to miss Week 6. Enter Tyrod Taylor as the starter?
Daniel Jones is reportedly unlikely to play against the Bills on Sunday night
Per Giants insider Pat Leonard, Jones isn't likely to play on Sunday, which would open the door for the veteran in Taylor to run the offense vs. the mighty Bills defense. The Giants don't want to rush Jones back too soon from his neck injury, as he has an issue of neck problems from his past.
Jones may give the Giants the best chance to post an upset win - which a lot of people aren't expecting to happen - against Buffalo, but Daboll knows better than to try and risk his long-term health just to trot him out for SNF.
While Jones hasn't officially been ruled out, it feels like it would be a bit of a surprise to see him take the field on Sunday night. Taylor has plenty of starting experience and he made it quite clear he'll be ready to rock if his number is called this weekend.
Entering Sunday's game, the Giants hold a 1-4 record and there's a good chance they'll fall to 1-5 after the meeting with Buffalo. If Jones is forced to miss the action and Taylor powers the Giants to a win, though, then fans will be calling for a statue to be built in East Rutherford. Show us what you've got, Tyrod.