Many football minds have begun to question whether or not second-year quarterback Daniel Jones is the future for the New York Giants.

Two frustrating interceptions were the cause of ire for most fans, expressing their frustration at Jones not throwing the ball away, or taking a sack.

Following the November 2nd loss, however, head coach Joe Judge made it clear to fans and media members alike, Jones is the guy moving forward.

“Daniel’s our quarterback,” Judge said in his post-game press conference, putting to bed any rumors of a possible benching.

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In the two games since, not only has Jones stepped up to the plate, but the team has strung together two wins for the first time this season. Those two wins put them firmly in the race for a possible NFC East crown.

In his last two starts, Jones has completed 44-of-62 (70.96%) passing attempts, good for 456 passing yards and one passing touchdown. One passing touchdown may sound underwhelming, but he also added 68 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown on 15 attempts. The best stat from these last two wins, however, has been the zero in the turnover column. This is the first time in Jones’ young career where he has strung together multiple games of not turning the ball over.

Jones has not only been efficient over these last two contests, he has been smart in his decision making.

It appears as if Danny Dimes is turning a corner, and the new coaching staff is getting through to him. It has been evidently clear that he is making a concerted effort to take care of the football.

With just 22 career starts under his belt, Jones is beginning to clean up some of the mistakes that he made early in his career.

This is the progress that fans have sought after, clear progression is being made.

These last two games have been encouraging, but it is imperative that Giants fans stay patient. The play of Jones has been exciting, but there are likely more growing pains to come as he works to become a better quarterback.

The same goes for the team. This is a roster filled with youth and led by a coaching staff that has not been together for much time yet. The idea of stealing a division title sounds exciting, but the reality is that this is a 3-7 football team; there is still much work left to do.

Be encouraged Giants fans, enjoy the wins as they come, but also have patience.
The team is trending in the right direction.

Featured Image: AP Photo/Seth Wenig
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