Giants’ Jones doesn’t expect neck injury to limit him in 2022

Posted: 05/04/2022 in NFL
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones doesn’t expect the neck injury that bothered him last year to be an issue going into the 2022 season.

“I’ll be cleared and ready to go,” Jones said Monday on the first day of the Giants’ offseason program, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.

The signal-caller has no doubt that he’ll be able to play in Week 1, per SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

Jones missed six games last season and finished the year on injured reserve. The Giants turned to Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm to replace Jones and went 0-6 en route to finishing the year 4-13, marking their fifth straight losing campaign.

New York signed veteran Tyrod Taylor this offseason to serve as Jones’ backup. Taylor started six games for the Houston Texans in 2021.

“I’m excited (to work with Taylor),” Jones said, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “He’s a guy with a lot of experience in this league.”

Jones has failed to meet expectations since New York drafted him sixth overall in 2019. The 24-year-old, who’s 12-25 as a starter in the NFL, tossed 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions through 11 games in 2021.

The Giants hope new head coach Brian Daboll can help him turn things around.

“These offenses that score a lot of points create a lot of explosive plays and have a lot of success,” said Jones, adding that he’s looking forward to working in Daboll’s offensive system, according to Sports Illustrated’s Madelyn Burke.

Daboll came to the Giants after four seasons as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, who finished in the top three in scoring in 2020 and 2021.

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