Giants fans should probably start preparing for another week of Mike Glennon under center.
Starting quarterback Daniel Jones, who has missed the last two games because of a neck injury, is not expected to suit up for the Giants in their Week 15 clash at MetLife Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys, as first reported by Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
The Giants have not disclosed a concrete timetable for Jones’ return, broadcasting more of a week-to-week message more than anything.
It’s left the Giants to lean on veteran backup Mike Glennon, who has not done much more with a misfiring offense that is one of the least consistent groups in all of football.
Over his two games of relief work, Glennon has completed 50% of his passes (40-for-80) for 378 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Giants were held to just nine points in a Week 13 loss to the Miami Dolphins before posting just seven for a majority of Sunday’s beatdown in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Granted, Glennon and Co. posted two garbage-time touchdowns to make the scoreline look a bit more flattering at 37-21.
Regardless of who is under center, the Giants’ offense hasn’t suggested that they’ll get out of this funk any time soon. They rank 27th in the league in points scored and 25th in total yards gained.
But Jones’ prolonged absence is doing the team a disservice in that they are losing opportunities to see if he really is the franchise quarterback.
This 2021 season was imperative for the third-year pro to prove that, especially with an offseason of sweeping changes on the horizon.
General manager Dave Gettleman, who surprisingly picked Jones with the No. 6 selection of the 2019 draft, is retiring after this season and a considerable shakeup with his new replacement — whoever that might be — is expected.
In 11 games this season, Jones has completed 64.3% of his passes, which is on pace for a career-best mark, for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He had also won three of his previous five starts for a Giants team that is now 4-9 this year.