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New York Giants rookie quarterback saved the footballs from the two touchdown passes on Sunday. Evan Engram stole them on Monday.

Daniel Jones had a game to remember in his first career start on Sunday. With 23 completions on 36 attempts for 336 yards and two touchdowns (along with two scores on the ground), Jones led the New York Giants to a 32-31 victory in Tampa Bay.

As he should, Jones saved the two game balls that he used to throw the two touchdown passes. However, on Monday, Evan Engram stole the footballs from Jones’ locker and got it on film.

Regardless of what Jones was able to do on Sunday, it seems like rookie pranks are still in effect. Engram realizes that and took advantage of the situation.

One of the touchdown passes on Sunday was actually thrown to Engram right at the beginning of the second half. The Giants came into the half down 28-10 and quickly cut the lead to 28-18. A 75-yard catch and run by Engram set up a converted two-point try from Jones to veteran receiver Sterling Shepard.

Engram had six receptions on eight targets for 113 yards and one score on the day. Through the first three games of the season, the third-year tight end out of Ole Miss has 23 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns.

Hopefully, Jones will get those footballs back. He should make sure those are protected for the rest of his career. Also hopefully, his success will continue this upcoming Sunday. The Giants take on the Washington Redskins in a Week 4 matchup at home at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.