Due to a neck injury, Daniel Jones will miss one more Giants game, casting doubt on his ability to play again this season.
Coach Brian Daboll hinted at doubts about Jones’ rehabilitation while declining to guarantee his availability.
The outstanding play of backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor has given the Giants some steadiness while Jones is out.
Daniel Jones’ absence for the third straight week has put the New York Giants’ quarterback position in jeopardy and raised questions about whether he will be available for the rest of the NFL season. Jones’s absence from the next game against the Jets was confirmed by head coach Brian Daboll, raising the possibility that his rehabilitation from a neck injury suffered earlier in the season may be complicated.
The quarterback’s continuous difficulties in receiving medical clearance for contact because of a disc problem in his neck led to the decision to rule Jones out. Although Jones has not wavered in his optimism over his comeback, the latest events have raised questions about how quickly he will heal. Upon being asked whether Jones may return, Daboll declined to provide a firm response, implying that things are still uncertain and contingent on Jones’s recovery.
“I don’t have a crystal ball with injuries, but he is improving. We’ll see where he is next week,” Daboll said.
The Giants must immediately assess how to handle their quarterback situation without their franchise player with nine games and a bye week left in the season. Tyrod Taylor, the backup quarterback who stepped up to give the Giants a recent win against the Commanders, is highly regarded by the squad, as Daboll highlighted. The coaching staff has praised Taylor for his strategic approach, great leadership abilities, and meticulous ball distribution, which highlights his ability to guide the squad in Jones’ absence.
The game versus the Jets, which was supposed to feature a quarterback duel between Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones, will instead have a backup quarterback duel, with Zach Wilson of the Jets starting. Although Daboll has reaffirmed that Jones would eventually return to the starting quarterback position, the Giants’ chances for the rest of the season are cast in doubt due to the lack of a definitive rehabilitation schedule for Jones.
The Giants’ reliance on Taylor to get them through this difficult time might be crucial in determining how they perform in the coming weeks as they deal with the fallout from Jones’ injury.