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New York Giants’ Daniel Jones among NFL’s worst…

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New York Giants’ Daniel Jones among NFL’s worst...


As many things change, so many stay the same for the New York Giants.

Big Blue ushered in a new era in 2019, sending veteran quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, to the bench in favor of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones.

12 weeks into Jones’ NFL career and he’s setting records left and right, and has established himself as a bright star that is ascending. However, in the eyes of those who grade the game, Jones is literally no better than Manning.

Pro Football Focus recently released their quarterback rankings entering Week 14 and lo and behold, Jones is right there near the bottom.

27. DANIEL JONES, NEW YORK GIANTS

After an encouraging start to his career, Jones has settled in as one of the most volatile quarterbacks in the league. He ranks 19th in big-time throw percentage at 3.6%, and he’s had a number of beauties, but his No. 3 ranking in turnover-worthy play percentage (5.5%) looms large. He’s made ill-advised decisions, but it’s his pocket presence and subsequent fumbles that have been the biggest issue. Overall, there is some optimism that he can move the chains and cut down on the turnovers with a better group of playmakers, but like Winston, it’s an important part of his development if he’s going to be the future in New York.

The only quarterbacks graded lower than Jones were Mitchell Trubisky, Jacoby Brissett and Kyle Allen (yes, PFF only listed 30).

Unfortunately for Jones, he may not have an opportunity to beef up his grade as he’s currently in a walking boot and unlikely to play in Week 14 or, quite possibly, for the remainder of the season.

PFF: Giants' Daniel Jones among NFL's worst quarterbacks