Giants rookie Daniel Jones will start for New York vs. Redskins
At 3-11, the 2019 NFL season is over for the New York Giants in terms of competing for a playoff spot in the NFC. The struggling franchise simply wasn’t able to get things going this season for a number of different reasons, but they do seem to have some promise for the future with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones.
With the focus being on the future of the franchise, the Giants will have Jones back under center this week against the division rival Washington Redskins. Jones has been dealing with an ankle injury, but now appears to be ready to go, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
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Daniel Jones has been practicing in full all week and head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that the first-round pick will start against Washington unless something unexpected happens between now and Sunday. Jones injured his ankle in a Week 13 loss to the Packers.
In 11 games during his rookie campaign thus far, Jones has thrown for 2,374 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions with a competition percentage of 61.6. Jones also has two rushing touchdowns to his credit.
The last time Jones faced the Redskins it was his first official start in the NFL. The Duke product helped lead the Giants to a win over Washington finishing with 225 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions. New York cruised to a win over their division rivals that week and will hope to do the same in Week 16 on the road.