Daniel Jones earned his third profession NFC Offensive Participant of the Week award with final Sunday’s 309-yard, two-touchdown victory in Jacksonville.
“Respect the popularity,” Jones stated Wednesday. “So much went into that from a whole lot of guys. It was a bunch effort. It’s a crew award.”
However Jones’ accolade didn’t even final a full day as the largest information within the NFC East.
Earlier than the solar went down, Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman traded a fourth-round choose to the Chicago Bears for veteran go rusher Robert Quinn.
The 6-0 Eagles and the 6-1 Giants are tied for essentially the most wins within the NFL by way of seven weeks. The Dallas Cowboys are nipping at their heels in division at 5-2.
The NFL commerce deadline is subsequent Tuesday at 4 p.m., and the Eagles continued aggressiveness spoke loudly. The Giants, although, are in a unique place than Philadelphia.
They’re overachieving in 12 months one in every of a rebuild below Brian Daboll.
That’s a lot completely different than Nick Sirianni’s Eagles, who’re Tremendous Bowl contenders empowered by main acquisitions in wideout A.J. Brown, ex-Large nook James Bradberry, security C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Quinn. (And Roseman won’t be executed.)
Giants GM Joe Schoen inherited a roster and wage cap state of affairs each in want of long-term retooling final January. He solely has about $3 million in cap house.
Sensible groups assess themselves correctly, and the Giants know who they’re.
Schoen has been “open for enterprise,” in his personal phrases, since he took the job. And that’s how league sources view the Giants approaching this deadline: open to any possibility that helps them.
That would imply promoting off a bit or two to amass draft capital. It might imply an reasonably priced, calculated acquisition at a place of want. Or it might imply staying put.
Jones, who’s enjoying the very best soccer of his profession, undoubtedly might use extra assist at exterior receiver. However the Giants have already got main cash dedicated to 2 rostered receivers in Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay who theoretically might assist them after the bye — even when neither is probably going lengthy for New York.
A wideout just like the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chase Claypool wouldn’t come too expensively in wage on his rookie deal. However such a commerce would value Schoen precious draft capital.
Whereas, if the Giants maintain profitable, they might nonetheless have the choice post-trade deadline to draw a veteran like Cole Beasley (out of retirement) or Odell Beckham Jr. (out of free company) on an inexpensive take care of the tease of playoff soccer within the New York highlight.
The underside line is, although, the Giants’ roster is prone to look very comparable on Nov. 2 to what it appears to be like like proper now.
Jones, for his half, continues to impress regardless of whom he performs with. He has dedicated solely 4 turnovers by way of seven video games, in comparison with six in his first seven video games in 2021, 11 in that very same span in 2020, and 13 to open his 2019 rookie 12 months.
He has now received the NFC’s Offensive Participant of the Week award 3 times, as soon as every below three completely different coaches in three completely different offenses for Pat Shurmur, Joe Decide and Daboll.
Teammates have marveled privately at how spectacular it’s that Jones has pivoted by way of 4 offensive coordinators in 4 years and produced regardless.
“I feel I’m a greater participant than I used to be final 12 months,” Jones stated. “I used to be a greater participant than the 12 months earlier than and I simply attempt to proceed to enhance. I feel one week is nice … however it’s one week, and it’s about what you do persistently over the course of the season.”
RECEIVERS STILL ON SHELF
Toney (hamstring) and Golladay (knee) remained sidelined at apply, working with trainers on a again subject. OLB Oshane Ximines (quad) additionally was a non-participant on the aspect. TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), LG Ben Bredeson (knee), RT Evan Neal (knee),and CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf) didn’t take part and weren’t on the sector.
Deal with Tyre Phillips (toe), Neal’s alternative at proper sort out, was restricted by a toe harm. So have been DL Leonard Williams (elbow) and S Jason Pinnock (foot). Pinnock’s harm was modified from an ankle on final week’s harm report back to a foot on this week’s. Williams had elbow surgical procedure within the offseason.
GATES ON ACTIVE ROSTER
The Giants signed Nick Gates to the energetic roster after he demonstrated he might capably apply on the bodily unable to carry out checklist. He hasn’t performed in an actual NFL sport since Week 2 of final season, when he suffered a compound left leg fracture that required seven surgical procedures. He was at proper guard with the second-team offensive line in the beginning of Wednesday’s apply. It stays to be seen whether or not or how rapidly he makes it to a sport day roster.
Deal with Matt Peart, who tore his ACL final December, was designated to return from the bodily unable to carry out checklist. The Giants have 21 days to activate him or revert him to PUP for the remainder of the season. Second-year OLB Elerson Smith (foot) and CB Rodarius Williams (knee) additionally have been designated to return from injured reserve. Williams is anticipated to be prepared after the Week 9 bye.