Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones is officially on track to play in Week 16, barring any setbacks. He has been out for New York’s previous two games due to an ankle injury.
While missing games, veteran Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning took over. Manning went 1-1 in Jones’ absence, pushing his all-time record to 117-117.
Adam Schefter reported Jones’ return to the field on Monday via Twitter.
Giants’ QB Daniel Jones was a full participant in practice today and took most of the first team reps, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. Tracking to play Sunday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2019
The sixth overall pick Jones has struggled in his first season. He is currently 2-8 as a starter, and has thrown 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. Jones has also rushed 39 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns. Fumbling the ball has been a massive issue, as he has 15 fumbles.
In Manning’s two starts (not counting his two at the beginning of the season) he threw four touchdowns to three interceptions. On passing attempts he went 25-58 for a completion percentage of 43.1 percent. The Giants lost his Week 14 start in overtime against the Eagles, then would go on to win what may have been the final start of Manning’s career at MetLife Stadium against the Dolphins.
New York is firmly in contention for a top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Their next two games are at the Washington Redskins and at home for another matchup with the Eagles.
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