Daniel Jones: Sunday’s win means a lot

NFL: JAN 15 NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Giants at Vikings
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Giants quarterback Daniel Jones quieted a lot of doubters over the course of the 2022 season and any remaining ones likely gave up the cause on Sunday.

Jones threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns while running for 78 yards in a 31-24 win that sent the Giants into the divisional round of the playoffs. It was a game plan that put the game squarely on Jones’ shoulders, including a pair of key fourth down sneaks, and the quarterback came through with flying colors.

That leaves him in a very different place than he was at the start of the season and Jones didn’t hold back when it came to the significance of the moment.

“Means a lot. It means a lot. It’s a big win for us and I’m grateful to be a part of it,” Jones said.

Jones is playing out the final year of his contract and added that he’s “focused on what we’re doing right now” when asked about what Sunday’s win means for his future, but there’s no doubt that he has positioned himself for a windfall this offseason and games like Sunday likely have the Giants thinking the best may still be coming for Jones in the NFL.

21 responses to “Daniel Jones: Sunday’s win means a lot

  1. Great win Giants fans ! They got matched up with the one team I thought for sure they would beat .. now I’m hopping they can beat the Eagles next week it’s doable ! But after that you loose to the Niners in the championship game … I can only root for you guys so far being a Commanders fan 😀

  2. That Vikings defense was horrible and the Giants did a good job of bottling up Jefferson.

    That last pass by Cousins wasn’t his patented classic primetime game sealing INT but it was pretty entertaining. Throw it up to Jefferson and maybe get intercepted but at least make it look like you know what you need to keep the game moving.

  3. As predicted, the Vikings were not as good as their goofy fans thought they were.

  4. Specifically, Sunday’s win means there is hope that the dumb purple tie gets burned. Everyone wins. Well, everyone who matters

  5. Imagine if he had WR’s.

    NYG would be a decent destination for Deandre Hopkins if Arizona is ready to let him go on the cheap.

  6. Washington fan here but glad to Jones plays that well against someone else. The dude usually slaughters us.

  7. Still remember when Giants fans all but foamed at the mouth in disgust when Jones was drafted over Haskins. Now they love him. Lol

  8. The kid has earned his props. Makes you wonder where he might be had he had good coaching and front office throughout.

  9. It’s going to be tougher this next weekend as they have to face a playoff caliber team.

  10. Jones has always been a good player. The Giants just made it impossible to win by pressing the restart button every five minutes. Jones had to go through the normal growth period that all young QBs go through, but his journey has been more difficult than most. He’s not in his prime yet, but he’s heading in the right direction.

  11. Daniel Jones the human was booed at a Yankees game shortly after he was drafted. Its nice to see him show those things that they were wrong. He was picked too early but you don’t blame the player for that.

  12. bigblu says:
    January 16, 2023 at 8:17 am
    I bELIeve in Daniel Jones… Philly here we come ..

    102Rate This
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    Eli was 0-2 in the playoffs and 10-23 overall vs Philly.

  13. Hey congrats NY fans — your team was clearly better — and actually has a defense. Nonetheless, it was a fun season for the Vikings winning 13 games (and simultaneously watching the Packers collapse several times). No complaints here. Well, other than the defense. . . .

  14. Daboll is a true QB whisperer. He has brought out the best in Jones – and Jones’ best is very good. He can be a long-term starter for NY.

  15. philmccracken says:
    January 16, 2023 at 10:34 am

    It’s going to be tougher this next weekend as they have to face a playoff caliber team.//////////

    What would you know about it you are a packer fan.

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