Vikings’ Zimmer on Jones: ‘I think he’s going to be a great player’

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has done it again, and while Jones did throw two interceptions on Sunday against the Redskins, he was able to lead the Giants to a 24-3 victory over Washington. After two games as a starter, Jones is 2-0, and he has shown the ability to make plays with his arm and legs, which is much different than what Giants fans have seen the past 16 years with Eli Manning.

According to the New York Giants, Jones became the first Giants quarterback to win his first two starts since Danny Kanell in 1997, and the first rookie to do so since Phil Simms in 1979.

Jones and the Giants have a tough test on Sunday as they host the Minnesota Vikings, and according to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Jones has the ability to be a great player.

“Daniel Jones obviously is a very, very talented kid,” Zimmer said on Wednesday. “I think he’s a really good player, and I think he’s going to be a great player. He’s got an outstanding arm; he’s got good feet in the pocket, he moves well, he scrambles. Right now it looks like he’s playing pretty free and nothing really affects him. He’s turned the ball over a couple of times, but it hasn’t affected him. Fourth and five to win the ball game against Tampa Bay he scrambled in for the touchdown when they were playing a double-double coverage, so I think you have to kind of do both.”

It’s only been two games, but Jones seems to have all the tools to be an outstanding quarterback in the NFL, and If he continues to play well, the 2-2 Giants could possibly have a shot at the playoffs this season, but this is the NFL, and at some point, rookie quarterbacks have struggles. However, for now, Jones has New York very excited about the possibilities.



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