The New York Giants are preparing to play the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. It is still uncertain who will start at quarterback for the Giants this week, though. Typical starter Daniel Jones is still recovering from two injuries (hamstring, ankle) and missed last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
The Giants are hoping to see their starting quarterback make his return to the field this week, but they will not rush him back if he is not healthy. However, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, today’s practice saw Daniel Jones look the best he has since suffering his original hamstring injury in Week 12.
Along with that crucial information came more news surrounding the Giants’ second-year quarterback. Head coach Joe Judge spoke with the media today and discussed his quarterback’s injury and the long-term future of Daniel Jones.
Joe Judge expresses long-term confidence in Daniel Jones
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge spoke with the media today and answered questions about quarterback Daniel Jones. Joe Judge has been watching Daniel Jones carefully this season and has come away impressed. In fact, Judge went as far as to say that Daniel Jones has “earned his respect.”
When discussing the current state of the Giants and also the long-term future, Joe Judge made it clear that he is confident in Daniel Jones:
Daniel Jones is our quarterback. – Joe Judge via Giants.com
Joe Judge gave that answer when asked if he ever gets “a second and a half to think about next year,” is Daniel Jones the Giants’ quarterback? Joe Judge affirmed that Daniel Jones is the quarterback of the New York Giants this year and next year. This quote alone likely eliminates the Giants from any quarterback mock draft discussion.
Joe Judge says he has seen a “string of moments” where Daniel Jones has proven himself to be a franchise quarterback. Judge noted the “respect he has in the locker room” as well as the improvements Jones has made “throughout this season.”
I think he’s demonstrated a level of toughness and leadership and knowledge on the field that gives us confidence to put him out there and build with Daniel. – Joe Judge on Daniel Jones in 2020
Joe Judge is impressed with what he has seen in Daniel Jones during his first season as the head coach of the New York Giants. Judge and the Giants are confident they can build with Daniel as the team’s franchise quarterback.
The overwhelming majority of Giants fans have expressed great confidence and trust in head coach Joe Judge. Judge endorsing Daniel Jones as the Giants’ franchise quarterback should bring the fanbase to rally around the second-year gunslinger from Duke.