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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is impressed by New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ play thus far.

New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is entering his third start on Sunday, looking to piece together a win for the third week in a row. He’s 2-0 thus far in his first two starts, with three touchdown passes, two rushing touchdowns, and two picks.

However, this week, he’ll be competing against one of the better defenses the Giants will see this season. The Minnesota Vikings are ranked No. 9 against the pass with 218.5 passing yards allowed-per-game. The mastermind behind that success is their defensive head coach Mike Zimmer. On Wednesday, Zimmer spoke to reporters about Big Blue’s rookie quarterback and ultimately praised the first-year pro.

“Jones just seems like he’s playing very free, he just sees it and lets it loose, and he’s not worried about any ramifications, he’s just going out and playing the game,” Zimmer said.

He’s right about that…Jones seems cool, calm, and collected the second he steps onto the turf. After throwing two interceptions almost back-to-back in the team’s Week 4 win, Jones kept his composure and didn’t turn the ball over the rest of the game.

He finished the contest having completed 23 of his 31 throws for 225 yards and a touchdown. The lone score through the air was to third-year running back Wayne Gallman in the opening quarter.

Luckily for Jones, the Giants will get wide receiver Golden Tate back this week. The veteran had been serving his four-game suspension for PEDs.

The Giants and Vikings will kick off this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.

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