The accolades for Daniel Jones have continued to roll in since his incredible debut in the New York Giants’ 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Now, the honors have come. Jones has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Jones completed 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, and ran for a pair of 7-yard touchdowns while leading the team with 28 rushing yards on four carries.
He was the first Giants quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in a game since Jeff Hostetler on Nov. 10, 1991.
Jones was the first Giants quarterback with at least two passing and two rushing touchdowns in a game since Charlie Conerly on Nov. 28, 1948.
He became just the second quarterback since the 1970 merger to throw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns and run for two scores in his starting debut. The first was Detroit’s Eric Hipple on Oct. 19, 1981.