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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#127.03
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$Signed a four-year, $25.66 million contract with the Giants in July of 2019.
Gets more weapons
QBNew York Giants
April 30, 2021
With the Giants trading out of the 11th pick (Justin Fields), it appears they're entirely committed to Jones for this season at least. Moreover, they added another receiver, Kadarius Toney, with the 20th overall pick.
ANALYSIS
Jones now has Toney and Kenny Golladay to go along with Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley. The offensive line is still a question mark, but the Giants are doing everything they can to surround Jones with playmakers. By passing on Fields, the last of the top QB prospects, the team seems to be all-in on Jones, despite his uneven performance to date.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Daniel Jones' 2020 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 %
23.4%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.1 Yds
 
Sack Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.8%
 
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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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Locked in for 2021
QBNew York Giants
February 9, 2021
The Giants appear committed to Jones as their starting quarterback for 2021, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
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Efficient in win over Cowboys
QBNew York Giants
January 3, 2021
Jones completed 17 of 25 pass attempts for two touchdowns and one interception while adding 17 yards on nine carries during Sunday's 23-19 win over the Cowboys.
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Compensating for hampered mobility
QBNew York Giants
December 30, 2020
Jones said Wednesday that he "intends to play from the pocket more" until he's fully healthy, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores once via air in Week 16 loss
QBNew York Giants
December 27, 2020
Jones completed 24 of 41 pass attempts for 252 yards and a touchdown, adding one rush for three yards during Sunday's 27-13 loss to Baltimore.
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Returning Sunday
QBNew York Giants
December 27, 2020
Jones (ankle/hamstring) is listed as active Sunday in Baltimore, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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