- The 26-year-old suffered a neck injury while playing blindside back against Miami on October 8th
- Tyrod Taylor – the Giants’ 34-year-old backup QB – will be back in the starting lineup for the third time
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Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss his third straight game with a neck injury and Tyrod Taylor will start a bragging rights game against the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Giants coach Brian Daboll said Friday that the 26-year-old Jones and backup running back Gary Brightwell (hamstring injury) will miss Sunday.
Doctors have not cleared Jones, who signed a four-year, $160 million contract extension in the offseason, for bodily injury after he was injured on a blindside sack in a 31-16 loss to Miami on Oct. 8.
The Giants (2-5) are looking for their first winning streak of the season while trying to end the Jets’ (3-3) two-game winning streak.
Jones has repeatedly said his neck is improving and he has been allowed to practice in individual drills.
Daniel Jones will miss his third straight game for the Giants when they play the Jets this Sunday
The Giants will turn to 34-year-old backup QB Tyrod Taylor, who was the starter in the win over Washington
He appeared to have made progress last week when he was listed as questionable for the game against Washington.
This week he was ruled out two days before competition, and Daboll had no idea Friday when he would be cleared by medical staff.
“I don’t have a crystal ball with injuries.” But he’s doing better,” said the 48-year-old, second-year head coach. ESPN reported.
Taylor has played well in the last two games, leading New York to a 147-7 victory over the Commanders on Sunday.
Jones, 26, is recovering from a neck injury suffered in a 31-16 loss to Miami in Week 5
He threw two touchdown passes and hasn’t thrown an interception since taking over as the starter.
Additionally, the 34-year-old is the first Black quarterback to ever win a game for the Giants since the NFL franchise was founded in 1925 NBC Sports.
Rookie Tommy DeVito will be named as Taylor’s replacement on Sunday.