New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones improved to 2-0 as a starter in his first career start at MetLife Stadium.
Last week, Daniel Jones won his first career start, as the New York Giants defeated the Buccanneers in Tampa Bay by a score of 32-31. It thus began the Jones era, which continued in the rookie’s first home start this Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Luckily, Jones and the Giants were able to improve to 2-2 on the year with a 24-3 victory.
Jones completed 23 of his 31 throws for 225 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It was the inaugural contest in front of the home fans for Jones. After the victory, the Duke product addressed the overall adversity.
"Just to run out here for the first time and be in front of these fans was a lot of fun."@Giants QB Daniel Jones talks about starting his NFL career 2-0! pic.twitter.com/hkIalaCm0K
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“[Adversity] certainly came,” he said. “When you look at the game, I think it was a good team win, I think the defense stepped up and made a number of plays that really helped us out.
“We were able to score some points early. Like last week, there’s a lot to learn. Like any game, there’s going to be adversity and there’ll be ups and downs. I thought we handled it well.”
Jones also spoke on the feeling of running out onto the MetLife Stadium field for the first time as a starter.
“It was exciting,” he said. “To run out here for the first time and be in front of these fans, be in front of the crowd was a lot of fun. We had a lot of fun, it’s a lot of fun to win.”
Jones and the Giants will look to win for the third straight week when they take on the Minnesota Vikings at home next Sunday.