Daniel Jones will return to historic numbers in first start back

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After missing two consecutive games with an ankle injury, New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will return to the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

New York kept its franchise quarterback sidelined for the past two weeks after he suffered the ankle sprain against the Green Bay Packers. Now that Jones is healthy and Eli Manning received his farewell moment, the rookie will return to some remarkable numbers in his first NFL season.

While the Giants drew criticism for selecting Jones with the No. 6 overall pick, he’s performed well compared to his peers. Compared to quarterbacks drafted over the past four seasons, Jones has more touchdowns and a higher QBR in his first 10 starts than Sam Darnold, Carson Wentz, Josh Allen and Jared Goff, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Of course, the 22-year-old quarterback has been prone to plenty of rookie mistakes. He leads those same quarterbacks in turnovers (21) across his first 10 starts.

He’ll get an opportunity to prove himself on Sunday against Dwayne Haskins, the No. 15 overall pick. Jones will then end his rookie season facing Wentz, which will be an excellent chance for the rookie to end his season on a high note.

As long as he plays well and the team remains in perfect position to draft Chase Young, New York will be happy.