New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is still working towards constant team improvement even after Sunday’s win in Tampa Bay.
There’s a new sheriff in town, and it’s rookie Daniel Jones. The New York Giants quarterback is coming off his first career start, one in which he led Big Blue on an 18-point comeback to defeat the Buccaneers 32-31. Jones completed 23 of his 36 throws for 336 yards and four total touchdowns in the win.
However, the work doesn’t stop there. The Giants are still 1-2, and if it weren’t for the Redskins’ horrible start, they’d still be at the basement of the NFC East.
Although he’s only a rookie, Jones understands that concept as much as a veteran does. The Duke product knows that constant improvement is required going forward.
“We’re going to compete and fight as hard as we can…we did enough to win but we certainly have a lot of things to correct, and that’s where the focus is,” he said, per Madelyn Burke of the Giants official website.
“I hope that’s what fans see when they watch us play, a team that’s constantly improving,” he added.
Jones, obviously now 1-0 as a starter, is also 1-0 when his team is down by 18 or more runs. Eli Manning was 0-44 in that type of situation throughout his career, as the largest comeback he ever completed was 17 points.
Jones and the Giants will look to get to .500 when they take on the winless Redskins this coming Sunday. The teams will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.