The New York Giants, under the leadership of quarterback Daniel Jones, began the 2023 NFL season with a disappointing 0-40 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. This marked the start of a continued losing streak, with struggles evident on both the offensive and defensive fronts. Despite having a $160 million quarterback on the roster and coming off a dreadful season the previous year, the situation for the team could hardly be worse.
Adding to their woes, Jones suffered a neck injury during a matchup against the Miami Dolphins in week 5. This setback hindered his ability to return to the field in good health, and the team provided no updates regarding his potential comeback. However, a recent update indicates that the veteran may make a return to action in a few weeks.
Giants QB Daniel Jones eyes return vs Cowboys
After sustaining the injury in week 5, Jones has been out of the field for two games. Though he has said he feels better and improves week by week, the Giants’ head coach Brian Daboll has said the signal-caller will return to action only when healthy.
The franchise hasn’t announced a specific schedule for the return of their starting quarterback (QB1). However, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the team is considering his comeback in Week 10 for their away game against the Dallas Cowboys, via ESPN.
The source also mentioned that Jones could potentially be prepared for the Giants’ upcoming away game against the Las Vegas Raiders, although the likelihood of this occurring is quite low. The quarterback sustained a neck injury when he was sacked by the Dolphins’ Andrew Van Ginkel in the fourth quarter of the game. He subsequently disclosed that his current neck pain resembles the injury he experienced two years ago, which kept him sidelined for the final six games of the 2021 NFL season.
Tyrod Taylor finds comfort leading Giants in Jones’ absence
In Jones’ absence, the Giants had to rely on Tyrod Taylor. The quarterback also demonstrated his reliability, completing 65 percent of his passes for 479 yards and two touchdowns during his two starts this season. As the Giants’ QB1 is slated to miss his third consecutive match, Taylor will have another opportunity to showcase his skills, and he’s nothing but excited about the chance.
“Obviously, the best experience, I say, is playing. If the opportunity presents itself this week, as far as the rhythm, I mean, yes, I would love to go out there and do something.”
In the Week 7 matchup between the Giants and the Washington Commanders, the quarterback secured a 14-7 victory for his team. He completed 18 of 29 passes for 279 yards, notching two touchdowns with zero interceptions and achieving a stellar 116.9 passer rating. The seasoned player mentioned that he has grown increasingly comfortable with the team’s offensive scheme.
“I feel comfortable in our offense. I feel comfortable with the playmakers that we have outside. It’s up to me, obviously, to get the ball to those guys, so just trying to spread it around as much as possible, and a lot of those guys create plays.’’
With this 7-point win against the Commanders, Taylor also set a new record by becoming the first Black QB to win a game for the franchise in the team’s 99-year history since getting founded in 1925. Geno Smith was the first black QB for the team back in 2017, and Tyrod is just the second player in the position to be a starter.
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