New York Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones is set to miss some time.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, Jones suffered a strained neck early in the team’s Week 12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury occurred on the second play from scrimmage when taking a hit from an Eagles defender on a zone-read keeper. He is considered “week-to-week” and is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13.
Jones played every offensive snap for the Giants against the Eagles, completing 19-of-30 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown. He also added another 30 yards in the ground game on nine rushing attempts. His zero turnover performance marked his first since Week 7.
Giants Sign Jake Fromm, Expected to Start Mike Glennon at QB
In response to Jones’ injury, the Giants went out and poached quarterback Jake Fromm off of the Buffalo Bills‘ practice squad on Tuesday, November 30th. Fromm, 23, will become the third quarterback on Big Blue’s 53-man active roster, joining Jones and backup Mike Glennon. The team also has Brian Lewerke currently occupying the practice squad. Signed in August, Lewerke edged out fellow signal-caller Clayton Thorson with a solid preseason showing.
As for who is expected to draw the start in Jones’ absence, all signs point towards Glennon taking the reigns under center in what is sure to be a daunting task. Glennon and the Giants will face off with a Miami defense that has allowed the third-fewest points (12.3) and seventh-fewest total yards (294.0) per game in the NFL over their last three contests. Glennon’s lone game action this season came in a 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys back in Week 5. Thrust into duty after Jones exited the first-half with a concussion, Glennon completed 16-of-25 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
In his eighth NFL season, the 31-year-old Glennon has started 27 games, winning six. Over his 35 career game appearances, the former third-round pick has thrown for 6,431 yards and 44 touchdowns to 27 interceptions.
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Fromm Was Once Touted as a Future No. 1 Overall Pick
Selected by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Fromm was a former collegiate star at the University of Georgia. During his days in Athens, the Warner Robins native led the Bulldogs to three consecutive SEC Championship appearances. Fromm ranks top-five in program history in career pass attempts (982), completions (621), yards (8,224) and touchdown passes (78).
At his peak, Fromm was so highly touted that he was widely perceived as a first-round lock. ESPN’s Dan Graziano even went as far as to predict that he’d be selected No. 1 overall in his draft class.
His professional days have been far less prolific thus far, as he’s yet to appear in an NFL game — that could easily change this week, per Pelissero:
The Daniel Jones injury explains the Giants signing Jake Fromm off the Bills practice squad. So the backup options would be Fromm or Brian Lewerke (who’s on New York’s practice squad and knows the system) behind veteran QB Mike Glennon on Sunday in Miami and perhaps beyond.