Daniel Jones, the starting quarterback for the undefeated New York Giants, is set to square off against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night.
Daniel Jones : 40 yard dash | Interceptions | Stats
Jones is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||May 27, 1997
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, North Carolina)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
He played college football at Duke and was selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jones attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his high school career, he had 6,997 passing yards and 98 touchdowns.
Despite these numbers, Jones was barely recruited coming out of high school and was not ranked by Rivals.com.
He is originally committed to Princeton University to play college football, but then opted to become a walk-on at Duke University.
40 yard dash
Daniel Jones was selected sixth overall by the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft. This quarterback often surprises people with his speed on the football field but how fast did Daniel Jones run the 40-yard dash.
Daniel Jones ran an official 40-yard dash 4.81 seconds at the 2019 NFL combine. Keep in mind Jones is six feet five inches tall and weighs two hundred and thirty pounds.
It is also worth mentioning that the speed a player runs the 40-yard dash does not necessarily represent how fast they are on the football field.
The 40-yard dash is a drill that takes a lot more technique than most fans realize. For starters, the player must start his run out of a three-point stance.
Quarterbacks like Daniel Jones never line up in a three-point stance making this sort of movement completely new to them.
Players also rarely sprint forty yards in a straight line in the NFL. The 40-yard dash was originally created in order to time players to determine if they could chase down a punt.
Daniel jones Interceptions
Heading into the game against the Cowboys, the numbers weren’t great for Jones in his previous eight prime time starts, completing 179 of 286 passes (62.6%) for 1,731 yards with 12 touchdowns to 12 interceptions for a 76.0 rating.
- Interceptions : 2
Including Monday night’s game, Jones never has thrown for three touchdowns in a prime time affair, and only had one game where he didn’t throw an interception.
Jones has never thrown for 300 yards in a prime time game. The Giants have scored fewer than 20 points in six of those nine contests. Four of those losses have been by a field goal or less.
Jones just has two fourth-quarter passing touchdowns in the one-score prime time games, with a failed two-point conversion to tie the 2020 game against Tampa Bay and a lost fumble on the final drive against Philadelphia that same year.
Jones has been impressive carrying the football in prime time games, having 45 carries for 392 yards and a touchdown, averaging 8.71 yards per carry and 43.6 yards per game through nine games (including Monday’s matchup). He has four fumbles and lost three in prime time games.
On Monday, he had another decent game on the ground, but it was not nearly enough to make up for the other issues on offense.
Of course, Jones is known for falling on a 80-yard run against Philadelphia that night — having an easy score in sight. NFL next Gen Stats tracked Jones at 21.23 miles an hour on the run before he tripped and failed to score the touchdown.
Jones was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
On July 22, 2019, Jones signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $25.664 million, including a $16.7 million signing bonus.
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022|
Despite a stellar preseason, Jones was named the backup behind Eli Manning. Jones played his first regular season game on September 8, 2019, against the Dallas Cowboys in relief of Manning, where he completed 3-of-4 passes for 17 yards and lost a fumble as the Giants lost 35–17.
On September 17, 2019, Jones was named the starter over Manning for the Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jones was selected to be a team captain in his second season. It was the fourteenth consecutive season that the Giants’ starting quarterback had served as a captain, as Eli Manning had held the honor for the last thirteen years.
In Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, in the third quarter, Jones ran for an impressive 80 yards on a single play, before losing his balance and tripping on the turf near the endzone.
Jones began the 2021 season throwing for 267 yards, one touchdown, rushing for 27 yards and an additional touchdown, and fumbled once in a 27–13 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Against the Washington Football Team on Thursday Night Football, Jones threw for 249 yards, rushed for 95 yards, and had two touchdowns, but miscues by the Giants would cost them a pair of touchdowns and haunt them as the Giants lost 29–30.
In April 2022, the Giants declined Jones’s fifth-year option for 2023.