What's going on in East Rutherford? On Sunday night, Tyrod Taylor got the start for an injured Daniel Jones, but the former NY Giants No. 6 overall pick said on NBC that he's hopeful he'll be able to play this weekend against the Washington Commanders at MetLife.
However, could Jones end up missing extended time? That's what plenty of people are worried about right now, as the Giants brought in Ian Book and Matt Barkley in for workouts on Monday. This feels like it came from out of the blue. Would Joe Schoen do this if Jones was healthy and moving in the right direction?
Giants working out Ian Book and Matt Barkley has plenty of people talking
Dan Duggan has a point here. If the Giants and Schoen do end up signing a veteran QB this week, it's going to basically tell us that not only will Jones not play vs. Washington, but a trip to the Injured Reserve can't be ruled out either.
Jones has a history of neck problems, as he missed the final six games of the 2021 campaign with a similar injury. He underwent offseason surgery. Jones said that he feels discomfort on the left part of his neck, and that he's also feeling things down into his shoulder. Yeah, that's not good at all.
The Giants obviously don't want to rush back Jones too soon - it's clear this neck injury is much more serious than we originally thought. While Jones remains sidelined, it will be the Taylor show for the G-Men. For now, Tommy DeVito is Taylor's backup, but he's never played in a regular season game.
This could lead to someone like Book or Barkley to put the pen to paper on a new deal. The Jones situation is something everyone will be following closely over the next few days, but as things stand, things aren't looking great for Danny Dimes to get himself back on the field for Week 7.