Giants’ Daniel Jones has better than expected MRI results on hamstring

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Nov 29, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) is injured during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones receive some positive news on Monday afternoon regarding a pulled right hamstring he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 12. Leading up to the injury, Jones had completed 16 passes on 27 attempts for 213 yards.

Jones has confirmed himself to a running style quarterback in Jason Garrett’s new offensive scheme, and with running comes a higher probability of injury. This hamstring issue could last several weeks, but the latest MRI results showed that the injury wasn’t severe, and he has an outside chance of playing against the Seattle Seahawks, Per Ian Rapoport.

Following the injury, Jones was walking along the sideline without a grimace, which was a positive sign, to begin with. Thankfully, the injury should only keep him out for one week at the most, and a game the Giants were expected to lose anyway against MVP candidate Russell Wilson.

On the year, the Giants are 4-7 and leading the NFC East by just half a game. Jones has completed 63.2% of his passes for 2,335 yards, eight touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for 403 yards and a touchdown, bringing out a strength the Giants didn’t realize he had in during his rookie season.

However, Daniel has subsequently fixed his turnover problems, going 2.5 games without turning the ball over. He’s also found a rhythm in the passing game, getting the ball out of his hands faster and maneuvering in the pocket more efficiently. He has taken significant strides the past few weeks in his development, and the Giants feel confident he can be their quarterback of the future.