As you might have been able to imagine, teammates are feeling pretty darn bad for NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones right now. On Monday morning, head man Brian Daboll confirmed that he tore his ACL and he'll be out for the rest of the season.
Saquon Barkley showed him love on social media, while Andrew Thomas said he's pretty devastated for him. Wide receiver Darius Slayton is quite close with Danny Dimes and he appeared to be fighting back tears when speaking to the media about what happened to his QB on Sunday. Slayton is quite emotional about things and no one can blame him for that:
NY Giants WR Darius Slayton is quite emotional over the Daniel Jones injury
"It's pretty disappointing. You don't ever want to see any of your teammates go down, but for me personally you know being here my whole career with DJ and kind of just a natural connection that a quarterback and receiver have - Obviously I think for me it's a bit personal. "- Darius Slayton
That clip is tough to watch. Slayton is shaken by seeing his friend go down. Jones has been through so much during his five seasons with the Giants, with injuries haunting him from the moment he made his debut with the team.
Jones suffered a neck injury in Week 5, forcing him to miss the three games leading up to Sunday's showdown with the Raiders. Jones worked his tail off to get back on the field, but his knee buckled in the first half against Las Vegas and we now know he'll be out for the long haul.
With Jones out, the Giants were forced to have Tommy DeVito run the offense, but it's just not the same - not even close. Tyrod Taylor is set to miss three more games too. This is a tough pill to swallow for everyone in East Rutherford. You've got to feel for Jones, Slayton and everyone else in that locker room.