New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, despite dealing with an ankle sprain, practiced with the team on Wednesday.
Who will play quarterback for the New York Giants this Sunday against Miami? That’s still unclear at the moment. Initially, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain suffered in a Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. That would then pave the way for Eli Manning to play at least one more game for this team. The longtime veteran started the Week 14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, as of Wednesday, Manning starting for the second consecutive week may not end up being the case. Jones practiced with the team just two days removed from the loss to Philly and, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, seemed to be doing fine with the setback.
QB Daniel Jones was on the field for the open portion of practice today, with no boot on his foot and showing no ill effects from his high ankle sprain. pic.twitter.com/Lg5RhcjIIc
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 11, 2019
His ankle sprain was classified as “mild,” which explains why he could be back sooner than expected. The injury apparently occurred when he extended for a first down against the Packers. Jones ended up finishing that game.
In the rookie’s absence, Manning threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the 23-17 overtime loss at Lincoln Financial Field. Both scores were in the first half to rookie wideout Darius Slayton and propelled Big Blue to a 17-3 lead at the break. The Eagles then outscored New York 20-0 in the second half as well as overtime.
Fans will learn later on in the week if Jones will be good to go. Regardless of who plays quarterback for the Giants, the team will be facing a struggling Dolphins secondary. That defensive backfield is 23rd in the league with 256.6 yards allowed-per-game.