According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Coach Brian Daboll announced the news this morning. He also shared that the team was uncertain about whether backup QB Tyrod Taylor, who is on injured reserve with an injury to his ribs, would be able to return this season.
Jones, who inked a four-year, $160 million deal in the offseason, went down with a noncontact injury in the first half of Sunday’s 30-6 loss at Las Vegas. Rookie QB Tommy DeVito replaced Jones.
DeVito was undrafted after starting his career at Syracuse before transferring to Illinois. He completed 15-of-20 throws for 175 yards and one touchdown against the Raiders, but he was intercepted twice.
In his NFL debut in relief of Taylor during last week’s 13-10 overtime loss to the Jets, DeVito connected on just 2-of-7 passes for -1 yards. However, he did have 12 rushing yards and one TD on four attempts. DeVito had 17 rushing yards on four carries at Las Vegas.
The Giants signed veteran QB Matt Barkley to their practice squad last week. He and DeVito are the only healthy QBs on the roster ahead of Sunday’s game at Dallas. As of early Monday, most books had the Cowboys installed as 16-point home favorites. They beat the G-Men 40-0 in the season opener.
In six games this year, Jones completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 909 yards with a 2/6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He had 206 rushing yards and one TD, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
During a contract season in 2022, Jones surprisingly got the Giants to the postseason and led them to a win at Minnesota in the playoffs. He had a 67.2 completion percentage, 3,205 passing yards and a 15/5 TD-INT ratio, in addition to 708 rushing yards, seven TDs and a 5.9 YPC average.
In two postseason games, Jones completed 39-of-62 throws (62.9%) for 436 yards with a 2/1 TD-INT ratio. He had 102 rushing yards on 23 attempts for a 4.4 YPC average.