Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jones had a remarkable rookie season. His first start came Week 3, and by Week 16, when he became the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 350-plus yards, five TDs and no interceptions in a game, it was clear he had pushed Eli Manning into retirement. In addition to a slew of Giants rookie passing records, he had three games (in 12 starts) in which he passed for at least 300 yards, four TDs and no interceptions — something only two rookies in league history had done even once. At 6-5, Jones has wheels — he clocked two of the fastest runs last season among quarterbacks (19.51, 19.47 mph) — adding to his fantasy upside. The downside was turnovers. He had a bottom-10 INT rate (2.6 percent) and was plagued by fumbles. His 18 fumbles were fifth most all-time, and his 11 fumbles lost tied Tony Banks (1996) for the most by a rookie since 1970. Jones, who has average hand size (9 3/4 inches), held onto the ball too long at times, but he also got little help from an offensive line that allowed pressure on a league-high 29.6 percent of his dropbacks. The Giants hope fourth overall draft pick Andrew Thomas, the projected starter at right tackle, will stabilize the line. Led by elite RB Saquon Barkley, Jones has a solid supporting cast, including WR Darius Slayton, with whom he developed an excellent downfield connection even though his deep-ball passing was lacking overall (25.5 completion percentage on attempts longer than 20 yards). Perhaps new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett can hone the aggressiveness of Jones, who was noted for downfield accuracy out of college. If so, Jones could have a breakout season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $25.66 million contract with the Giants in July of 2019.
Aiming to reduce fumbles
QBNew York Giants
June 6, 2020
Jones is focused on reducing his fumbles and gaining strength, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Jones spent part of the offseason with his college coach, David Cutliffe, who is well known for working with both Peyton and Eli Manning. Cutliffe believes quarterbacks who can't maintain focus downfield under pressure are lost causes, whereas Jones lands on the other end of the spectrum, perhaps too eager to make big plays. The 23-year-old had an NFL-high 18 fumbles last year, sporting the ninth-highest sack rate (7.6 percent) while tying Ryan Fitzpatrick for the most hits taken (66) on pass plays. Jones reportedly is up near 230 pounds after being listed at 221 last season, but Cutliffe believes the more important factor for ball security will be an improvement in pocket movement. The offense surrounding Jones looks much the same as last season's, but with first-round pick Andrew Thomas stepping in at right tackle and new head coach Joe Judge bringing in Jason Garrett to run the offense. Jones showed potential as a rookie, with 24 passing touchdowns and two rushing scores in 12 starts.
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How do Daniel Jones' 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
20.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.4 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.6%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.4%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Daniel Jones' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.81 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
A bit of a surprise pick at No. 6 overall in this year's draft, Jones figures to be Eli Manning's understudy this season in New York. The team's hoped-for quarterback of the future appears to have a ways to go after a college career at Duke that saw him struggle with accuracy - career 59.9 completion rate, including 60.5 percent last season - while producing just 6.4 YPA. But the athletic Jones certainly looks the part at 6-5, 221, and he was named MVP of the Senior Bowl, where Giants general manager Dave Gettleman fell in love with him. Manning doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon, which is better for Jones' development anyway. If Jones does take snaps this season, he'll have a lot help in the short passing game, throwing to Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate. With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, the Giants have designed their offense to revolve around the running game and quick passes.
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Tops 300 yards in season finale
QBNew York Giants
December 29, 2019
Jones completed 28 of 47 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Eagles.
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Throws five TD passes in return
QBNew York Giants
December 22, 2019
Jones completed 28 of 42 pass attempts for 352 yards and five touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.
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Confirmed as Week 16 starter
QBNew York Giants
December 20, 2019
Jones (ankle) will start Sunday's game at Washington.
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Another full practice Thursday
QBNew York Giants
December 19, 2019
Jones (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Practicing without limitations
QBNew York Giants
December 18, 2019
Jones (ankle) is a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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