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Daniel Jones and Four Verticals: A film study

Signs of hope?

NFL: New York Giants at Washington Football Team Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Last Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have been a low point.

The New York Giants lost a game they probably should have won, in large part due to three critical mistakes by quarterback Daniel Jones. The two interceptions of course, and then his late read and throw on a crucial two-point conversion.

That failed conversion encapsulated much of what concerns people about Jones and his development track. The physical tools are there, but the mental growth has not progressed as smoothly as the Giants and Jones need. That play was a designed route and thanks to the pre-snap motion, Jones should have known to go immediately to the flat route.

Sunday’s win over Washington, however, might have provided some hope.

Yes, Jones played a clean game, but he also showed on occasion the signs of mental growth that you want to see from a young and developing quarterback. In this film breakdown we’ll look at Jones running some vertical concepts and being successful with his eyes, and his mind:

Chances are if you’re reading this, you are a Giants fan. This is what you want to see more of.