East Rutherford, NJ — October 22, 2023 -- Giants quarterback, Daniel Jones and owner John Mara on the sidelines before the game. The NY Giants host the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on October 22, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones aims to be ready for training camp

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones said he’s “making progress” from his torn ACL, telling reporters Monday that he’s trending to be ready for the start of training camp this summer.

Jones added that his “neck is 100 percent healthy.”

“That was a stinger-type injury that’s pretty common in football, and that’s calmed down and I feel good,” Jones told reporters.

But all eyes are on Jones’ knee. He underwent season-ending surgery on the injured right knee in late November after sustaining the injury in a 30-6 loss at Las Vegas on Nov. 5.

While Giants head coach Brian Daboll on Monday declined to give a timeline on Jones’ recovery or whether he’s “further ahead or behind,” Jones had no such apprehension.

“The plan is to be ready to go by training camp,” he said. “So, yeah, that’s what I’m shooting for and feel good about being ready.”

The Giants signed Drew Lock as a backup this offseason and own the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft later this month. The Giants have been linked to Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. New York also has QB Tommy DeVito under contract.

Jones told reporters he believes he’s the best man for the job, when healthy.

“I do, yes.”

Jones, who signed a four-year, $160 million contract last offseason, finished with two touchdown passes and six interceptions in six games in 2023. He also missed three games with a neck injury.

Jones is 22-36-1 as a starter with 62 touchdown passes and 40 picks in 60 games (59 starts) since being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019.

–Field Level Media

East Rutherford, NJ     October 22, 2023 -- Daniel Jones of the Giants on the sidelines in the second half. The NY Giants host the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on October 22, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones recovering after ACL surgery

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had successful surgery to repair his torn right ACL on Wednesday morning.

The team said the procedure was performed by Dr. Scott Rodeo at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery.

The knee surgery came 17 days after Jones sustained the season-ending injury in a 30-6 loss at Las Vegas.

Jones, 26, said he anticipates a recovery period of eight to 10 months. Training camp is eight months away.

“So we’ll attack that and approach that, work on that day by day and try to get back as fast as I can,” Jones said on the “Up & Adams Show” on Tuesday.

Jones, who signed a four-year, $160 million contract in the offseason, finished with two touchdown passes and six interceptions in six games this season. He missed three games with a neck injury.

Jones is 22-36-1 as a starter with 62 touchdown passes and 40 picks in 60 games (59 starts) since being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019.

–Field Level Media

November 5, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) walks to the sideline after an injury against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones out for season with torn ACL

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones tore the ACL in his right knee on Sunday and is out for the rest of the season.

Jones was injured on the final play of the first quarter in New York’s 30-6 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas and faces a recovery window up approximately nine months, which lines up with the start of training camp in 2024.

Head coach Brian Daboll confirmed Monday that medical testing showed Jones’ ACL tear. The season-ending injury is the latest setback for the Giants, who made the playoffs last season and signed Jones to a four-year, $160 million contract in the offseason. Jones had two touchdown passes and six interceptions in six games this season.

The Giants (2-7) have been outscored 217-101 with just nine offensive touchdowns in nine games.

Jones attempted to elude Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby when his right leg gave out and he crumpled to the ground. On the next play, Jones dropped back to pass and as he put pressure on his right leg, it gave out again and he fell to the turf, grabbing his right knee.

Daboll explained Jones made the call to re-enter the game after collapsing the first time.

“He felt like (his knee) buckled, and then he was running it off,” Daboll said. “We went over to him, we talked to him, he said, ‘Nah, I’m good.’ Then, he went back in and he obviously wasn’t.”

Jones walked off the field and was examined in the locker room before being ruled out just after halftime.

Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito replaced Jones at quarterback but threw two interceptions in his first three pass attempts before finishing with 175 yards passing and a touchdown.

Jones completed 4 of 9 passes for 25 yards before the injury. Jones missed the previous three games due to a neck injury.

Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is on injured reserve with a rib injury sustained during last week’s 13-10 overtime loss to the New York Jets.

–Field Level Media

November 5, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) passes the football against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones (knee) departs vs. Raiders

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones exited Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders after the first play of the second quarter with an apparent right knee injury.

It was the second consecutive play in which Jones injured his right leg.

On the final play of the first quarter, Jones attempted to elude Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby when the leg gave out.

To start the second quarter, Jones took the field and dropped back to pass. As he put pressure on his right leg, it gave out again and he fell to turf, grabbing his right knee.

Jones walked off the field and exited to be examined in the locker room. Jones missed the previous three games due to a neck injury.

Tommy DeVito replaced Jones at quarterback but threw two interceptions in his first three pass attempts.

Jones was 4 of 9 for 25 yards before departing.

Normal Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is on injured reserve with a rib injury sustained during last week’s 13-10 overtime loss to the New York Jets.

DeVito entered the game against the Jets in the middle of the second quarter and completed just 2 of 7 passes for minus-1 yard. The Giants set a franchise record with minus-9 net passing yards.

Matt Barkley was signed to New York’s practice squad during the week but the team did not elevate him to the active roster for Sunday’s game.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, right, sits with quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2) in the second half. The Seahawks defeat the Giants, 24-3, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in East Rutherford.

Giants QBs: No limitations for Daniel Jones; Tyrod Taylor to visit docs

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will have no limitations in practice this week as he prepares to return from a neck injury.

Left tackle Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and right tackle Evan Neal (ankle) were expected to be limited participants in Wednesday’s session but both have a chance to play Sunday in Las Vegas, head coach Brian Daboll confirmed.

Tight end Darren Waller (hamstring), a former Raider, and wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (knee maintenance) did not practice on Wednesday.

Daboll said Tyrod Taylor, who started the last three games in Jones’ absence, will meet with doctors after leaving Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets with a rib injury.

Taylor spent Sunday night at Hackensack University Medical Center for observation and was released on Monday.

Jones, 26, last played in the Oct. 8 loss at Miami. He has passed for 884 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions in five starts and has been sacked 28 times.

The Giants (2-6) have dropped five of their last six games heading into the meeting with the Raiders (3-5), who parted ways this week with head coach Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi and general manager Dave Ziegler.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) leaves the game with an injury against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones cleared for contact

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was cleared for contact and is expected to be back in uniform this week.

The Giants (2-6) lost to the Jets on Sunday, their fifth loss in the past six games, and backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor left the game with a rib injury.

Taylor started the past three games in place of Jones, who was injured in New York’s 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8.

Jones, 26, was sacked 28 times in the first five games of the season as the Giants have waded through multiple injuries on their offensive line.

The Giants visit the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9, the first of three consecutive road games that include stops at NFC East division foes Dallas and Washington.

On the season, Jones has completed 68.9 percent of his pass attempts for 884 yards but has only two touchdown throws against six interceptions.

–Field Level Media

Oct 22, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (left) talks with quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2) before the game against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones out vs. Jets; Tyrod Taylor to start

New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor will start his third straight game Sunday in place of the injured Daniel Jones, coach Brian Daboll announced Friday.

Taylor is 1-1 in his previous two starts while subbing for Jones, who will miss the game against the Jets due to a neck injury sustained in the Oct. 8 loss at Miami.

Jones, 26, has yet to be cleared for contact. He has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 884 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions through five starts this season.

Taylor, 34, has completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 571 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He owns a 27-26-1 record over a 13-year career with six teams.

–Field Level Media

East Rutherford, NJ     October 22, 2023 -- Daniel Jones of the Giants on the sidelines in the second half. The NY Giants host the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on October 22, 2023.

Daniel Jones (neck) still not cleared for contact

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll went down the checklist of Daniel Jones talking points on Wednesday — still not cleared for contact, still not taking team reps, but still the starting quarterback once the first two are resolved.

“He’s our starter,” Daboll said Wednesday of Jones. “I’ve said it, I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked, but I’ve said it a bunch. …

“When he’s cleared, you guys will be the first to know.”

However, it’s looking like backup QB Tyrod Taylor will draw a third straight start this week when the Giants play the crosstown rival Jets.

Jones is “same as he was last week,” Daboll said.

Jones was at practice Wednesday, working out on the side. He was officially listed as limited.

Jones was injured during a 31-16 loss at the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8 and has missed the past two games.

Taylor is 1-1 in the two starts. He’s completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 571 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

“Obviously, if (Jones) is healthy, he’s a captain on our team, captain of our team, a leader on the offense,” Taylor said Sunday, “and I am here to support in any way that I can.”

A host of other Giants joined Jones on Wednesday’s injury report. RB Saquon Barkley (elbow), K Graham Gano (left knee), DB Adoree’ Jackson (neck), OL Evan Neal (ankle), OL John Michael Schmitz (shoulder), LB Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee), OL Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and TE Darren Waller (hamstring) were all also limited. RB Gary Brightwell (hamstring) did not practice.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) leaves the game with an injury against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.

Giants QB Daniel Jones inactive vs. Commanders

The New York Giants will turn to Tyrod Taylor under center with fellow quarterback Daniel Jones ruled inactive for Sunday’s game against the visiting Washington Commanders.

Jones, who was listed as questionable for the game, was limited at practice for the third consecutive day on Friday because of his neck injury.

Jones was injured during a 31-16 loss at the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8 and missed last Sunday’s 14-9 road loss to the Buffalo Bills. Taylor started in his place and completed 24 of 36 passes for 200 yards.

The Giants (1-5) also listed cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, defensive lineman Jordon Riley, center John Michael Schmitz and offensive tackles Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal and Matt Peart as inactive.

As for the Commanders (3-3), they listed the following players as inactives: defensive ends Efe Obada, K.J. Henry, cornerback Christian Holmes, offensive tackle Trent Scott, guard Chris Paul, tight end Curtis Hodges and wide receiver Mitchell Tinsley.

–Field Level Media

Oct 8, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles with the ball agianst the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Daniel Jones questionable vs. Commanders

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has not been cleared for contact because of a neck injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Washington Commanders.

Jones was limited at practice for the third consecutive day on Friday, when coach Brian Daboll said there’s a chance the QB could be cleared in time.

“We’ll see,” Daboll said. “We’re talking to medical people and just take it day by day here.”

Jones was injured during a 31-16 loss at the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8, then missed last Sunday’s 14-9 road loss to the Buffalo Bills. Veteran Tyrod Taylor started in his place and was 24-for-36 passing for 200 yards.

Daboll said Jones has enough experience that even if he doesn’t practice all week with the team, he could still be ready to play.

“He’s played a lot of football for us,” Daboll said. “He’s been in the system for a while. So, again, we’ll take that one, get all the information and then make the right decision for him and for us.”

The Giants (1-5) ruled out center John Michael Schmitz (shoulder) and offensive tackles Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and Matt Peart (shoulder) for the game against the Commanders (3-3). None of the three practiced this week.

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (neck) has been limited all week and is listed as questionable, as is offensive tackle Evan Neal (ankle), who got in one limited session on Thursday but didn’t practice Friday.

Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and kicker Graham Gano (left knee) have been limited at practice this week but carry no injury designations.

–Field Level Media