Daniel Jones is the savior the New York Giants needed. When Daniel Jones was taken with the 6th overall pick in the NFL draft out of Duke, people were skeptical. Giants fans were ready to revolt. In fact, he was even booed when he threw out the first pitch at a New York Yankees baseball game. But now, people are wondering why he didn’t start week one.
Instead, in weeks one and two, the Giants went with their former star quarterback, Eli Manning. It didn’t go well, with the Giants losing both games by a combined score of 63-31. This past week, the Giants finally turned to Daniel Jones to take control of the offense.
From the moment he ran onto the field for his first career NFL drive, there was a change. There was just new energy around the team. Even after star running back Saquon Barkley went down with a high ankle sprain in the second quarter, the Giants offense still looked unstoppable.
The Giants were down 18 by half, but fans still had hope. Something they would never have with Eli Manning at quarterback down 18. Daniel led the Giants on two scoring drives in the third quarter to cut the lead down to three.
Then it was the fourth quarter. The Buccaneers had kicked a field goal on their previous drive to expand their lead to six. But then Daniel Jones led his team down the field, and on 4 and 5 from the Buccaneers seven yard line, he delivered. Daniel Jones ran it up the middle into the endzone for the win.
The Giants won the game 32-31. And Daniel Jones finished the game with 336 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, along with 28 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Daniel Jones is here, and it seems like he’s here to stay. He is the long-needed savior at quarterback that the New York Giants finally found.