New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is reportedly facing challenges on the field during joint practice against the Detroit Lions.
Jones, who recently secured a substantial 4-year, $160 million contract extension this offseason, is finding himself in a tough spot after having played an instrumental role in leading the Giants to their first playoff appearance in his career last season.
While Jones’ passing statistics may not have been exceptional, his adeptness at rushing certainly bolstered his performance.
During the latest joint practice session on Tuesday, Jones struggled to find his rhythm, completing only 5 of 12 passes in an 11-on-11 drill.
SNY’s Connor Hughes observed that Lions safety CJ Gardner Johnson had a potential interception slip through his grasp, while Jones seemed to miss open receivers on other plays, adding to the overall challenge of the session.
Hughes aptly summed up the day for Jones as a “Rough one for the QB.”
Despite the hurdles faced during the practice, Jones exhibited his commitment to improvement by remaining on the field after the conclusion of the joint session.
He devoted additional time to fine-tuning his throws, indicating his determination to bounce back from the struggles he encountered earlier..
After having an uncharacteristically inaccurate day on deep balls, Daniel Jones stayed after practice for a while working on those throws pic.twitter.com/KjcYJnwpYD
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 8, 2023
In an assessment provided by The Athletic’s Dan Duggan, Jones’s typically accurate deep ball throws seemed to abandon him during this session, marking an “uncharacteristically inaccurate day on deep balls.”
We’ll see if Daniel Jones bounces back in future practices.