New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones tallies his first NFL touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The first one is officially on the board.
New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones tallied his first NFL touchdown on Sunday in Tampa Bay. With a little over 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Jones’s dart to the right pylon of the end zone put the Giants to within four of the Bucs (13-9, eventually 13-10).
The Daniel Jones "first NFL TD" comes by way of the rushing variety. #GiantsPride https://t.co/pxbIeL6lKJ
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A zone-read that fooled the defense (courtesy of Saquon Barkley) is one that could never be called with Eli Manning in the backfield.
Jones is currently 11-of-17 for 117 yards and that score on the ground. He also lost a fumble in the pocket, a preseason issue that’s already reared its ugly head.
The Giants trail the Buccaneers by a score of 18-10 with two minutes remaining in the first half. Saquon Barkley, who hasn’t been able to get much going on the ground, has left the game to what appears to be an ankle injury.