Daniel Jones proving the doubters wrong
People have been very critical of New York Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones this season, and rightfully so, but the past two weeks he’s been playing some of his best football as an NFL player.
In particular, Jones has been really good when he’s had time to throw in the pocket and the good news is that the Giants’ offensive line has been getting better and better as the season has gone on despite how young they are as a unit.
Jones’ progression is now being notice by Pro Football Focus. Here’s what Anthony Treash of PFF wrote:
Jones has gone from overrated at the start of his NFL career to properly viewed to underrated in 2020. His fumbling woes were a massive issue in his 2019 rookie campaign — and they still are this season — but he has been quite impressive this year when free from pressure. This past week against Philadelphia was a prime example of that…
…He has tossed up 19 big-time throws to just two turnover-worthy plays on those same passes. When throwing downfield and from a clean pocket, Jones proves lethal, producing a 74.5% adjusted completion percentage on such plays — the highest by nearly 5 percentage points.
Now I know it’s only been a couple of games, but he’s been throwing the ball really well with a clean pocket for most of the season, the biggest issue with him has been his inability to protect the football. But as of late he’s been doing a good job of taking care of the ball.
If Jones can play the rest of the season the way he played against the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles, the Giants will likely find themselves in the playoffs.