Daniel Jones will return as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback when he is healthy, according to general manager Joe Schoen.
Jones is currently out with a long-term injury, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this month and undergoing surgery last week.
But it was his play before then that had Giants fans concerned about the quarterback position, throwing two touchdowns to six interceptions with a quarterback rating of 39.2 as the team’s high hopes for the year quickly dissipated.
The poor performances this season came after he was solid last year, finishing sixth in quarterback rating and leading the Giants to a playoff win on the road, enough to earn him a hefty $160 million four-year deal during the offseason.
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Schoen insists Jones will be the starter again when he is back from injury, though he conceded the Giants will have to do something at quarterback given the uncertainty over how long Jones’ rehabilitation will take.
“The expectations is that when Daniel [Jones] is healthy, he will be our starting quarterback,” Schoen told reporters.
“I’ve seen it. You guys all saw last season. He won 10 games, he won a road playoff game for the Giants.
“We’re still going to have to address the position at some point because there is no guarantee he’s going to be back for Week 1.
“That will be a position. Obviously there are different avenues, free agency or the draft, but we’ll have to address it at some point.”