The life of an NFL quarterback is never easy, and on Sunday against the Cardinals, Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones had a tough day. Jones threw one interception and lost two fumbles as New York fell to Arizona 27-21 at MetLife Stadium.
For most of the game, Jones(22/35, 223, 1 TD, 1 int) was under duress, and he was sacked eight times. But, according to Jones, he has to do a better job of getting the ball out of his hand quicker.
“Yeah, they did a good job upfront,” Jones said after the game. “They have some good pass rushers over there, and they did a good job. But I need to do a better job of getting rid of the ball, getting through my reads and getting the ball out. But yeah, they deserve some credit.”
While Jones did hold the ball a little longer than he should have at points in this game, New York’s offensive line needed to do a better job protecting the rookie, but no matter what happened today, Jones, who now has 12 turnovers in six games(five starts), knows he needs to continue to get better.
“I think I’m making progress in some areas, and still need to improve a lot in others,” Jones said. “Obviously, taking care of the ball is a big thing, and has been. To not do that today is disappointing. I have to get better there.”
At this point, the Giants are 2-5, and Sunday was an excellent opportunity for this football team to stay in striking distance of the top teams in the NFC East. However, Jones knows that the Giants have to move on.
“Yeah, we’re frustrated. Everyone is frustrated. But I don’t think we’re discouraged at all,” Jones said. “We’ll be back to work tomorrow. We’ll be looking forward to the opportunity against Detroit. We’re frustrated, but kind of rightfully so. We all know we can play better, and we’re determined to play better. So, back to work tomorrow.”