The New York Giants are getting a few reinforcements for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 5. There was a minor concern that quarterback Daniel Jones wouldn’t be available for the contest after suffering an ankle sprain against the Chicago Bears last Sunday, but it seems as if he will be ready to go.
Jones has shown ample resiliency this season, with a weak wide receiver core and lackluster offensive line. Under pressure more often than not, Jones has taken massive hits and utilized his legs a bit more than he would prefer to curate production.
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New York Giants QB Daniel Jones dodges a bullet:
Luckily, the ankle injury he sustained against Chicago wasn’t anything too serious, as he was able to practice fully on Friday and won’t even go into Week 5 with an injury designation.
Over four games, Jones has completed 67 passes, good for a 63.8% completion rate, 631 yards, and three touchdowns. He has thrown two interceptions up to this point, creating a lot of production on the ground with his legs.
Over 31 rushing attempts, Jones has logged 193 rushing yards and two touchdowns with a long of 18. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka heavily utilized the bootleg and play action game against the Bears in last week’s win, but if Jones is limited with his mobility, he will have to rely on his arm, despite having a thin wide receiver corps.
The Giants only have three regular receivers available against the Packers: Darius Slayton, Richie James, and David Sills.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see head coach Brian Daboll call up a few practice squad members, in addition, to help smooth over significant losses across the board.
Luckily on the defensive side, strong safety Julian Love passed concussion protocols and will be available. Leonard Williams is expected to return from an MCL sprain he suffered against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. However, they will be without second-year passer Azeez Ojulari, so expect to see a heavy dose of Jihad Ward and Oshane Ximines.