The New York Giants trumped the Chicago Bears for a second consecutive pre-season win on Friday night, sealing the victory 32-13. Big Blue put on a show in every facet of the game, but it’s important to note that the Bears did not utilize their first-stringers on offense and rested some of their defensive starters.
The Giants, however, had solid performances on both sides of the ball. The offense was productive and once again showed their depth with Kyle Lauletta securing another touchdown late in the ball-game.
How did Daniel Jones look for the New York Giants?
Rookie passer Daniel Jones looked solid under center, but he put his biggest weakness on display. Jones lost two fumbles on the day — similar to Eli Manning in another category, so it seems. The Duke product finished 11-of-14 with 161 yards passing and a perfect touchdown to TJ Jones.
Jones showed elite poise in the pocket against the Bears — his ball placement was excellent. His release is clean, and mechanics are perfect. He’s quick, decisive with his reads, and mechanically sound in the pocket. All of these positives were on display in his second pre-season game, but his ball security was a significant issue.
One play after hitting Latimer on a deep ball on the left-boundary, Jones fumbled the snap and gave the ball back to Chicago. Luckily, he can work out those kinks without any repercussions in the pre-season.
Daniel Jones with the nice deep ball 🎯
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 17, 2019
One of the aspects I liked most about Jones was his ability to bounce back from the two fumbles and still throw accurately with poise. Confidence is essential for quarterbacks in the NFL, and he showed his ability to overcome adversity and still get the job done.