Patriots QB Daniel Jones suffers a sprained ankle but returns against the Bears!
Daniel Jones, the Giants’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, limped off the field with an apparent left ankle injury but returned after Tyrod Taylor was knocked unconscious.
Tyrod Taylor took a huge shot to the helmet on a scramble. So now he's out and Daniel Jones is back in. Wow.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) October 2, 2022
As Jones remained on the bench to have his lower left leg checked, Taylor took his place in the game. On Sunday, before his explosive performance, Jones completed 7 of 18 passes for 71 yards and ran for 68 yards. On a scramble play, Taylor took a shot to the head but returned for the fourth quarter with the Giants leading 17-12.
During the game, the Giants announced that Taylor was being checked for a concussion. From the tent, he proceeded directly to the locker room. On Sunday, it was determined that he had sustained a concussion, and he began the protocol process.
Taylor completed 66.7% of his passes for 966 yards on 150 attempts in just six games last year.
New York selected Jones with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones signed a four-year rookie contract on July 22, 2019, for a total of $25.664 million. This figure includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million.
Jones started the 2021 season with a 27-13 loss to the Denver Broncos, in which he threw for 267 yards and a touchdown but also rushed for 27 yards and a score. Jones threw for 249 yards and ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants’ Thursday Night Football loss to the Washington Football Team, but the team’s turnovers cost them two touchdowns and ultimately the game.
In the Giants’ 27-21 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints, Jones threw for a career-high 402 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Jones’s excellent play this week earned him the award for NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Jones led the Falcons to a 25-3 victory over the Panthers in Week 7 thanks to his 203-yard passing performance, which included a touchdown and no interceptions. He also rushed for 28 yards and caught his first pass from Dante Pettis for 16 yards.
As a result of a neck injury sustained in Week 12’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones will not play again this year. Jones was designated for injured reserve on December 20, 2021.
The Giants decided not to exercise Jones’s fifth-year option for 2023 in April of that year.
Jones threw for 188 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the season-opening 21-20 comeback win against the Tennessee Titans.