Got that? Okay, because coach Joe Judge was asked numerous times if the young signal caller and sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft was the Giants’ QB of the future in the days leading up to the Ravens game.
“I believe in Daniel and everything he brings to the team,” Judge said. “I was very hard on him in a lot of ways and he handled it like a professional. He’s a tough guy. He never gets down and he comes to work every day.”
Jones might not have the stats to earn the trust of the fan base, but he has earned the respect of the person who matters most, the head coach.
On the day after the Baltimore game, where Jones played a less-than-memorable performance in the Giants’ 27-13 loss, Judge decided to give an unsolicited show of support for his quarterback.
“I liked what Daniel did in this game,” Judge said. “He handled a lot of situations under pressure, ball security, decision–making, he did a lot of things that demonstrate his growth.”
Jones was 24-for-41 for 252 yards and his only touchdown pass was to Sterling Shepard with the game out of reach. Jones needed to play catch-up in the second half and that’s not what the Giants like to do. He was sacked six times, trying to find targets in under two seconds because the offensive line couldn’t block anyone.
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