Daniel Jones ‘feeling a lot better’ as Giants’ optimism grows

The death of Daniel Jones could have been moderately exaggerated.

The Giants quarterback state of affairs doesn’t seem to be as dire as it regarded simply 4 days in the past as they get ready for this week’s travel to London to play the Packers.

In Sunday’s 20-12 win over the Bears at MetLife Stadium, the Giants performed greater than part of the fourth quarter necessarily with out a quarterback after Jones sprained his left ankle and backup Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion.

After Taylor was once knocked out of the sport, Jones returned to the sphere, hobbled by means of his ankle that was once closely taped, and passed the ball off for the remainder of the sport.

Based on how Jones regarded all over the early portion of Wednesday’s observe that was once open to journalists — doing person and place drills — he gave the impression to be a participant who’ll be taking part in on Sunday. Jones dropped again, rolled out, threw the ball and not seemed like he was once laboring.

“I didn’t even see him limping,’’ middle Jon Feliciano mentioned. “I made a little crack at him after I noticed him make some drop-backs and throw the ball prior to observe and I mentioned, ‘Oh, you’re fantastic.’ ’’

Daniel Jones throws the ball at Giants observe on Wednesday.
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Giants head trainer Brian Daboll mentioned he’s “now not stunned’’ to look Jones shaking off the harm.

“He’s a lovely difficult person,’’ Daboll mentioned. “I feel he’s made a lot of development since after the sport and has been within the remedy room persistently all the way through those closing couple of days.’’

Daboll wasn’t able to claim Jones able to begin Sunday in opposition to the Packers, who prefer to look how the ankle reacts and recovers from the practices. “We’ll put him in the market, get him some reps and spot the place he’s at,’’ he mentioned.

Jones mentioned he “felt just right in the market’’ in observe.

“I’ve been running with the running shoes and I’ve made a lot of development the closing couple of days,’’ he mentioned. “I’ll proceed to hear them and proceed to do what I will be able to to be again in the market. I’m feeling just right. I’m feeling a lot higher lately.’’

Jones was once indexed formally as a “restricted’’ player in observe as a result of he was once “out and in’’ of workforce drills “a little bit at some occasions.’’

He stated to being “lovely sore after the sport,’’ and was once cautious to not make any company declarations about his standing for the Packers sport.

“Sunday is a little bit away,’’ Jones mentioned. “I’ll proceed to development all the way through the week and spot how I believe. I’m assured in my skill to throw from the pocket, throw outdoor the pocket, and make performs from each.’’

Although Taylor, who stays in concussion protocol, didn’t observe on Wednesday, Daboll refused to rule him out for Sunday. “Too quickly to mention,’’ he mentioned.

If Taylor doesn’t make the travel, the Giants will signal veteran Davis Webb off the observe squad to the common roster as the backup. Though they’ve but to make that roster transfer, that is the perhaps situation.

The workforce introduced two free-agent quarterbacks (Jake Fromm and A.J. McCarron) in for workout routines on Tuesday, however don’t seem to be anticipated to signal both.

As for the 27-year-old Webb, who’s been within the league since 2017 when the Giants drafted him within the 3rd spherical, he’s performed in just one NFL sport — two kneel-downs for the Bills closing season in mop-up accountability on the finish of a 45-17 win over the Jets — and hasn’t ever thrown an NFL cross.

Davis Webb
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He is, on the other hand, very aware of Daboll’s offensive device, having been with him in Buffalo.

Webb, in reality, is so cerebral that his plans on every occasion he finishes as a participant are to train. The Bills introduced him a place as their quarterbacks trainer closing offseason, however he opted to signal again with the Giants and Daboll.

On Wednesday, Daboll professed his accept as true with in Webb.

“Davis has been with me for a whilst, so he is aware of our stuff,’’ Daboll mentioned. “I’ve a lot of self belief in Davis. He hasn’t performed a complete sport within the common season, however I’ve been round him for 4 years, I’ve watched him compete, I’ve watched how he prepares, I watch how he leads. If he’s afforded this chance, he’ll be able. I’m satisfied he’s right here.’’

So, too, is Webb.

“That’s why I sought after to stay taking part in too, and now not trainer,’’ Webb mentioned, regarding scenarios like this week. “You do need to play, however Daniel’s the beginning quarterback right here and Tyrod’s the backup. I’m going to proceed to paintings to get a chance.’’

Like Daboll, Webb wasn’t stunned to look how temporarily Jones has stepped forward since his ankle harm on Sunday.

“He’s a difficult man,’’ Webb mentioned. “He works arduous at it. This is a very powerful factor in his existence, and he’s been that method because the day I met him. You can rally round a chief like that.’’

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