Daniel Jones’ skills are limited for now
During starting quarterback Daniel Jones’ last two starts against the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens he never took off once to run the ball. He also never moved around the way he typically would to avoid a sack. It’s quite obvious that he’s a different player after suffering a sprained ankle and pulled hamstring just a few weeks ago.
While talking to reporters on Wednesday, Jones admitted that he wont be running around the way he was earlier in the season, until he’s healthy and that he will continue to play from the pocket. So don’t expect him take off down the field or even roll out to make throws.
Not having the ability to take off down the field the way Jones did earlier in the season really takes away another dimension that this Giants’ offense really needs, due to the fact that they’ve been struggling to put up points. There’s nothing like having quarterback being able to run for a first down when an opposing defense either flushes him out or there aren’t any open receivers down field. Right now New York doesn’t have that luxury.
You may have forgotten, but Jones was the Giants’ leading rusher before Wayne Gallman got going. He has 406 yards on 56 carries with one touchdown this season. So his ability to run the ball is certainly being missed.