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Aaron Rodgers to Daniel Jones: Learn From These Days

by John Fennelly
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The New York Giants dropped their eighth consecutive game on Sunday, a 31-13 schooling at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers, who had been struggling coming into the game, completing 21-of-33 passes for 243 yards and four touchdowns in the slush for a 124.5 QB rating against the fractured Giants defense. He rose above the elements to display his Hall of Fame talent as the Giants’ young signal caller, Daniel Jones, watched from the opposing sideline.

Jones did not play poorly (20-37 for 240 yards and a TD), but threw three interceptions. After the game, Rodgers met Jones at midfield to offer some words of wisdom. The conversation was recorded.



Jones is grateful for every and any learning experience he can get. His team isn’t really giving him the support he needs, so outside encouragement is always welcome.

“I appreciated his encouragement yesterday,” Jones said during his Monday conference call. “It’s cool to meet some of these guys and speak to them briefly. He was encouraging. He told me to stick with it and keep working at it, and I certainly appreciate him saying that.”

Jones has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his first 10 career starts, which is the fourth-longest streak among quarterbacks who started their careers since the 1970 merger: Kurt Warner (23), Baker Mayfield (17) and Brad Johnson (15) are the others.

Jones also increased his passing yards season total to 2,374, a new Giants rookie record, eclipsing the old mark of 2,175 set by Conerly in 1948. Jones has previously set the franchise rookie records for pass attempts (now at 370) and completions (207).

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