New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has had surgery to repair his torn ACL and is expected to take 8 to 10 months rehab to get back on the field.
“I’m more focused kind of day-to-day on what I’m doing here and trying to get healthy,” Jones said Wednesday. It’s been a rough season for Jones who signed a big contract in the offseason after easily his best in the NFL in 2022. 2023 however was not his friend.
“I mean, it’s tough, for sure,” Jones said. “You put a lot into the season. You put a lot into preparing to play, and to get it taken from you through an injury is definitely tough. That’s real and that’s something that you deal with as a player, but it’s part of the game at this level.
“But I can’t afford to feel sorry for myself or sulk. It’s part of it, and I’ll be fine. I’ll bounce back, attack the rehab process like I have anything else and come back stronger.”
DANIEL JONES NEEDS A GOOD 2024
The injury puts Jones in a bit of a bind next season. With the Giants almost guaranteed a high enough draft pick to take one of the new shiny QB prospects in the draft he now has no chance to recover his performance this season and show it wasn’t a flash in the pan.
And while Daniel Jones did sign a $160-million extension, the bulk of that cap hit comes off after the 2024 season making him, theoretically expendable if the Giants want to move on, carrying deadcap of $22m in 2025, and $11m in 2026.