New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones notes that the team’s effort is still existent amid rough 2-9 start.
Sunday was not much different from the rest of this season for the New York Giants. The team struggled mightily, dropping their ninth game of the year (and seventh straight) to the Chicago Bears. At the moment, there are so many issues surrounding this ballclub that fans don’t even know where to begin.
Do New York’s problems, however, include effort? According to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, that’s not the case. Jones made that clear after the 19-14 loss on Sunday.
“It’s tough. No one likes to lose. Everyone in this locker room, every part of this organization, is trying to do what we can to correct it,” the first-year player said, per Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media. “We gotta keep doing that, look at what we’re doing and get better because right now it’s not good.”
Jones totaled his lowest number of passing yards on Sunday out of the nine starts he’s had up to this point. The Duke University product finished with 150 yards on 21-of-36 passing for two touchdowns. Scores were to rookie tight end Kaden Smith and veteran wideout Golden Tate. The latter score brought the Giants within one possession in the fourth quarter.
His next-lowest passing-yard total was 161 in the Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots.
The Giants are currently hanging on by a very timid thread when it comes to their postseason chances. With Dallas’ loss to the Patriots on Sunday afternoon, Big Blue is technically still mathematically alive.
They’re much closer to the No. 1 overall pick than they are a division title, however.