College: Duke | Rookie
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 5/27/1997
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is bulking up in preparation for his first full season as the Giants starter under center. Jones, who stands at 6-foot-5, weighed 220 pounds as a rookie, but he's now closer to 230 pounds after hitting the weights hard this offseason. The second-year signal-caller wanted to put on a little weight while also maintaining his agility on the field. "He really put some work in to make sure hes a professional athlete and hes taking care of his body. Hes doing all the right things," trainer Anthony Boone said. There were some ups and downs for the 23-year-old last year when he took over for Eli Manning, but he clearly showed promising upside in his rookie year and could take a big Year 2 leap in a loaded offense if he can cut back on his fumbling issues. Consistency will be key. Take Jones as a high-end QB2 with upside.
New York Giants quarterback Joe Judge drew mixed results from coach Joe Judge in a phone call with NFL Media Reporter Kim Jones. Judge said Jones, "obviously [...] has a skill set to work with. He throws a good, accurate ball, has good arm strength." But then he added, "There are some things he has to improve on. I'm not going to get into a full assessment right here, criticizing him in public just yet, but I would just say he's got a skill set." It wasn't glowing praise, but it definitely sounds like Judge sees potential in the team's 2019 first-round pick. Judge added, "I've been more impressed with the way he's worked off the field than anything else right now." Jones will enter the season with a solid grasp of the starting role and little else in the QB room behind him, but it seems clear that his coach will hold him accountable and expects more in his sophomore season.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones could be in store for a potential breakout, at least according to some at ESPN, due to his likely natural progression relating to his accuracy in addition to having some solid options on the offensive end. The sophomore signal-caller appeared in 13 games in 2019 after taking over for the now-retired Eli Manning and finished with 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 picks. He also racked up another 279 yards on the ground to go along with two rushing scores. Though the 23-year-old shouldn't be considered an efficient week-to-week option at the moment, he could find himself exceeding his ADP production this year, making him an adequate late-round flier, especially in deeper and multiple quarterback leagues.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones held up quite well under pressure behind a porous offensive line in his rookie season. His numbers under pressure were comparable to Falcons QB Matt Ryan, which is incredibly impressive. Jones had an 8:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio and nearly 1,000 passing yards while under pressure in 2019. The 23-year-old from Duke also posted two of the top-10 single performances by a quarterback last year, which demonstrates the kind of upside he possesses heading into his first full season as the Giants starter under center. With an excellent offensive cast on his side, Jones has a bright NFL future, in 2020 and beyond. Draft him as a high-end QB2 with QB1 upside.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones flashed big potential in his rookie season but was plagued by one key issue: He led the NFL with 18 fumbles. Limiting turnovers will be key if Jones is to take the next step in his development, and he has been working since the season ended with David Cutcliffe, his coach at Duke. If Jones can hold onto the ball, he has big upside for fantasy owners. He averaged 233 yards per game last season and threw 24 touchdowns in 13 games (12 starts). He is currently the 13th QB off the board but has the upside to finish as a top-10 fantasy passer with the weapons he has in New York.
The New York Giants have fewer concerns on the offensive line than most teams but will enter training camp with one glaring question mark, the man snapping to franchise quarterbackDaniel Jones. Experience favors 27-year-old Spencer Pulley, who has started 26 NFL games, including nine with New York in 2018. Other candidates include the 6-foot-6, 318-pound Nick Gates and rookie Shane Lemieux. Gates has the size but has mostly played tackle in his career, and Lemieux was exclusively a left guard at Oregon. Given that Jones is learning a new offense, it would make sense not to stick the sophomore QB behind an inexperienced center, but the players will battle for the job in training camp. Whoever wins the job will join one of the better guard tandems in the NFL along with fourth overall pick Andrew Thomas and veteran Nate Solder. The center position could make or break a line that has the potential to be great for Jones and running backSaquon Barkley.
New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder played right tackle as a rookie with the Patriots, so the Giants could have him compete at the position in 2020 with third-round pick Matt Peart. The No. 4 overall pick of the draft, Andrew Thomas, is likely ticketed for left tackle and protecting the blind side of second-year quarterback Daniel Jones. New York would get no salary cap relief by cutting Solder. If Thomas lives up to the hype, it would be good news for Jones' development in a unique offseason while also having to learn a new offense under Jason Garrett. The G-Men have plenty of weapons on offense, but it may not matter if their offensive line can't finally get on the same page.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had a mostly encouraging rookie season in 2019, but there were some concerning signs. Chief among them were his 18 fumbles. While following stay-at-home orders, Jones has been working on various exercises to help him keep the ball in his hands before making throws. He told reporters he has been emphasizing "mindfulness" while working on several different drills in an attempt to cut down on fumbles next season. His running ability helps him maintain a high floor, and having Saquon Barkley in the backfield would help any quarterback. Jones is a strong dynasty asset and should have plenty of redraft value as well, especially in superflex formats.
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge said that the offense is "not a carryover" from what the team did last season, and that it will be "similarly based" on what offensive coordinator Jason Garrett ran in Dallas. This makes sense as Judge is a former special team's coordinator so, he'll leave the offense in the hands of Garrett, who's Cowboys averaged a league-leading 6.5 yards per play last season. The Cowboys were in the top-10 in both rushing and passing attempts last season, so if nothing else the Giants offense should be faster. More plays per game would only help the fantasy prospects of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and the Giants' pass catchers.
The New York Giants selected Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday. Thomas is the first tackle off the board and was a consensus All-American at left tackle for the Bulldogs. He has a very high floor and should be an anchor in pass protection, which the G-Men need plenty of with second-year quarterback Daniel Jones taking over as the full-time starter right away in 2020. Thomas might not have the most upside of the top tackle prospects in this year's class, but he might be one of the safest. It's great news for Jones under center.
The New York Giants are unlikely to trade out of the No. 4 spot in Thursday's NFL Draft. GM Dave Gettleman has been listening to offers, as QB needy teams may be interested in trading in front of Miami at No. 5, but it is being reported the Giants will stay put. The Giants would like to bolster their offensive line as Alabama's Jedrick Wills and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs seem to be of particular interest to New York. A boost to the offensive line would be a welcome sight for Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones dynasty owners.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said the team is "still discussing" the No. 4 overall pick in next week's draft, and he will very seriously consider trading back in the first round for the right offer. If the Giants stay put at No. 4, they're expected to address the offensive line and improve the protection around young quarterback Daniel Jones, who will enter his second season in the NFL as the team's starter. Georgia's Andrew Thomas, Alabama's Jedrick Wills, Louisville's Mekhi Becton and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs are the consensus top four offensive tackles available, but the G-Men may decide to move down later in the first round and still select an offensive tackle if they receive an offer they can't refuse.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is interested in moving back from fourth overall in the first round of this month's draft, but it's hard to say how "serious" he is without knowing if the team has had any offers. Because of teams desperate to land their QB of the future, the Giants are in a power position. Both the Dolphins and Chargers at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, need QBs, so another team wanting a top signal-caller may feel the need to jump them. New York might not be willing to drop back past the top 10, however. If the G-Men wind up staying put, they could select one of the top offensive linemen available or go with Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Building up the offensive line around quarterback Daniel Jones is a top priority for the Giants early in this draft.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is considering the possibility of trading back from the No. 4 overall selection in the first round of this year's draft. "Were open for business," Gettleman said. The Giants have their QB of the future in Daniel Jones, who they took in the first round last year, and they could be looking to secure multiple picks later in the draft in order to move back. The Dolphins are expected to take a quarterback at No. 5 overall, so the Giants will be open to trading back with a team that may want to jump in front of Miami to get the signal-caller that they desire.