Daniel Jones (American football)
Jones in 2019
|No. 8 – New York Giants|
|Born:||May 27, 1997|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||221 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Charlotte Latin School|
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019|
|Player stats at PFR|
Daniel Stephen Jones III (born May 27, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Duke University and was drafted by the Giants in the first round (sixth overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jones attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his high school career, he had 6,997 passing yards and 98 touchdowns. Despite these numbers, Jones was barely recruited coming out of high school and was not ranked by Rivals.com. He originally committed to Princeton University, but eventually committed to Duke University to play college football after receiving an offer from them.
After redshirting his first year at Duke in 2015, Jones became the starting quarterback in his sophomore season in 2016 after quarterback Thomas Sirk suffered a season-ending injury. Jones started all 12 games, completing 270 of 430 passes (62.8%) for 2,836 yards, sixteen touchdowns and nine interceptions.
In 2017 (his junior year), he completed 230 of 413 passes (55.7%) for 2,439 yards, twelve touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones was named MVP of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl where he went 27/40 with 252 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, along with 86 rushing yards from sixteen carries for one touchdown.
During his senior year, Jones was named the MVP in the 2018 Independence Bowl, where he went 30/41 with 423 passing yards and five touchdowns. He later played in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the North team, and was also the MVP of that game, going 8/11 with 115 passing yards and one touchdown. 
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 5 1⁄8 in
|32 1⁄2 in
|9 3⁄4 in
|4.81 s||4.41 s||7.0 s||33.5 in
|10 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Jones made his professional debut on August 8, 2019 in the first preseason game against the interleague-rival New York Jets, where he completed all 5 of his passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Despite a stellar preseason, Jones was named the backup behind Eli Manning.
Jones played his first regular season game on September 9, 2019 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he completed 3 of 4 passes for 17 yards as the Giants lost 17-35. On September 17, 2019, Jones was named the starter over Eli Manning for the Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jones was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 27, 1997, He's the oldest son of Becca and Steve Jones. He has an older sister, also named Becca, who played field hockey at Davidson College, a younger brother, Bates, who plays basketball at Davidson, and a younger sister, Ruthie, who plays soccer at Duke. Jones graduated from Duke University in December 2018 with a degree in economics. 
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- "Daniel Jones Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
- Patra, Kevin (April 25, 2019). "Giants select QB Daniel Jones with sixth overall pick". NFL.com. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- "New York Jets vs. New York Giants, 2019, Preseason, Week 1". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Daniel Jones' next challenge is to continue developing without playing". Newsday. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- Vaccaro, Mike (September 8, 2019). "Daniel Jones makes Giants debut under sad circumstances". New York Post. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
- Patra, Kevin (September 17, 2019). "Giants bench Eli Manning; QB Daniel Jones to start". NFL.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.