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Daniel Jones
ADP: 15.12
Bye: 11
Experience: 5
Age: 27.0
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
40 Time: 4.81

SPARQx (Rank): 92.10 (55%)
Burst Score (Rank): 118.60 (81%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.41 (58%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 54.00 (37%)

Injury PredictorDaniel Jones's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 8, 2019 Non-NFL Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Broke his clavicle against Northwestern and returned two weeks later to play the remainder of the season.
Dec 1, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in a Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He missed two games
Nov 29, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jones injured his right hamstring during the third quarter of Week 12's game at Cincinnati. He missed one game.
Dec 13, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Jones suffered an ankle injury during the Giants' loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He missed one game
Dec 16, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jones reinjured his right hamstring strain that limited his ability to run during the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Oct 10, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Jones suffered a concussion in Week 5's contest at Dallas. He was cleared for the next game.
Nov 28, 2021 NFL Cervical Neck Pinched Nerve Jones suffered a season-ending neck injury during the Giants' Week 12 win against the Eagles. He was placed on IR and missed six games.
Oct 2, 2022 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jones was hurt on a sack. He didn't miss a game.
Oct 8, 2023 NFL Cervical Neck Pinched Nerve Jones sustained a neck injury late in Week 5 vs. the Dolphins.
Nov 5, 2023 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Jones suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his right knee in Week 9 vs. the Raiders.

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Bottom Line

Jones' best quality is his rushing upside – and that’s in question following a 2023 ACL tear.

While the addition of WR Malik Nabers brings hope, Jones is best rostered as a superflex QB3.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Jones missed the final six games of the 2021 season with a neck injury. He missed three games with a neck issue in 2023.
  • His season ended shortly thereafter with a Week 9 ACL tear (right knee).
  • It’s a small sample, but prior to the injury, Jones’ play noticeably regressed off a career-best 2022.
    • Among 36 qualifiers, Jones ranked 34th in EPA per play, 32nd in success rate, 9th in completion rate, and 35th in sack rate.
    • His low average depth of target (6.8 yards) helped boost the completion rate.
  • Jones tallied 206 rushing yards in less than six full games.
    • He scrambled on 10.5% of his dropbacks -- second most in the 36-QB sample.
  • He wasn’t propped up by a strong supporting cast.
    • New York’s leading receivers included Darius Slayton and 12 games of Darren Waller.
    • The Giants’ O-line ranked 32nd in PFF pass blocking grade.

What to Expect in 2024

  • Jones returns for his third season alongside HC Brian Daboll and OC Mike Kafka.
    • Daboll is expected to take back play-calling duties from Kafka.
  • By all accounts, Jones' ACL rehab has gone smoothly.
    • He participated in OTAs/minicamp.
    • Jones expressed confidence he’ll be ready to play come Week 1.
  • New York’s O-line remains under the microscope.
    • Carmen Bricillo arrives as the eighth O-line coach over the past 10 years. He formerly coached the O-line in New England and Vegas.
    • The Giants are expected to trot out LT Andrew Thomas, LG Jermaine Eluemunor, C John Michael Schmitz, RG Jon Runyan, and RT Evan Neal.
    • Eluemunor and Runyan are the only holdovers, but they supply upgrades along the interior.
    • Note that the Giants allowed a ridiculous 85 sacks last season.
  • Round 1 WR Malik Nabers arrives to give this unit its most talented target since Odell Beckham.
    • The rest of the WR corps (Darius Slayton, Wan’Dale Robinson, Jalin Hyatt) looks pedestrian.
    • Darren Waller retired in June.
    • A Daniel Bellinger-Theo Johnson tandem will have a chance to replace him, but it’s likely a clear downgrade.
  • Jones is fully expected to start. But if he struggles, there’s a chance we see new backup Drew Lock.

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Daniel Jones hoping to be cleared for training camp after torn ACL

Giants QB Daniel Jones' goal is to be medically cleared for the start of training camp, he told the media on Monday. That'd be about nine months after tearing his right ACL on November 5. "Rehab’s going well," Jones said. "Making good progress. Coming along. I feel like things are going well." He added that he's now able to throw while doing "some QB movements," per Newsday's Tom Rock. We'll continue to keep an eye on Jones' rehab. But the knee is just one issue for a guy coming off an ugly 2023 campaign that saw him average just 5.7 yards per pass attempt while taking a sack on 15.8% of his dropbacks. Jones is no better than a QB3 in early best-ball drafts.

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Giants HC Brian Daboll would not commit to QB Daniel Jones (knee) being ready for the start of the 2024 season. He's working his way back from a torn right ACL suffered in early November. Jones said in February that his goal is to be back for the start of training camp, but his progress will be worth watching closely this spring and summer. Daboll added that Jones remains the starter when healthy, despite the addition of QB Drew Lock and the Giants holding the sixth overall pick of next month's draft. "When he gets back he'll be the guy," Daboll said.

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Giants QB Daniel Jones (knee) said recently that his goal is to be ready for the start of training camp. He's working his way back from a torn right ACL suffered in early November. “My rehab is going well,” Jones said. “I’m making progress. I’m three months into it, and I’ve started running on the anti-gravity treadmill. It’s going well.” Jones will be almost nine months removed from the injury when camp gets going -- and over ten months removed when the 2024 season kicks off. He has a good chance to be cleared by Week 1, although it's likely that his mobility is limited at least early in the season. That, of course, is a big part of whatever fantasy value Jones brings to the table. He's just a QB3 target in early best ball drafts.

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An MRI has confirmed a torn right ACL for Giants QB Daniel Jones. That will obviously end his 2023 season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says to expect a nine-month recovery, which would put Jones potentially back on the field during 2024 training camp. His injury did occur about five weeks earlier than Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's 2022 ACL tear. We obviously can't assume the same return timeline for any player based only on a similar injury to another guy. But those timelines should give Jones a better chance of returning at least by sometime in the first half of next season. We'll certainly be watching for updates on his recovery in the meantime -- as well as watching how the Giants address the position in the offseason. Jones' contract still carries a $47 million cap hit for 2024 -- and a $69 million dead-cap number if the team were to move on from him. So you can at least bet on Jones staying central to the 2024 plays. Even beyond that, the dead-cap penalty would be $22.2 million for 2025 vs. a $41.6 million cap hit if Jones remains on the roster. Whether the Giants draft a QB early will likely tell us how much longer they hope to have Jones at the helm. The level of investment into the 2024 backup plan can give us hints on how optimistic they are for Jones' recovery. For this season, QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) will be on IR for at least three more weeks, and HC Brian Daboll says it's not yet clear whether Taylor will make it back this season. So it could be Tommy Devito the rest of the way, which lowers the floor and ceiling for all Giants offensive players.

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