New York Giants coach Daniel Jones won’t yet rule quarterback Daniel Jones out of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones has not practiced this week as he deals with the hamstring he injured last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Giants are officially listing Jones as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game. By definition, that means a 75 percent chance Jones will not play. Linebacker David Mayo (knee) is questionable.
Jones threw the ball and moved around a bit on the sideline during Thursday’s practice.
“I thought he threw the ball well,” Judge said. “Obviously we didn’t want to go ahead and open him up too much being just a couple days into moving around ... the guy’s doing everything he can to get on the field.”
Judge said the Giants would see what Jones was able to do at practice on Friday and then how he handles the cross-country flight to Seattle on Saturday before making a determination on his status for Sunday.
“We’ll see how he does at practice today and after the flight,” Judge said.
Judge said the Giants need to trust what they see rather than what Jones tells them about his readiness to play.
“The dangerous thing with Daniel is he’s always going to tell you he feels great because he doesn’t want to not be out there with the team,” Judge said. “We’ve gotta really trust our eyes more than our ears when dealing with Daniel.”
if Jones can’t start, veteran backup Colt McCoy will be the Giants’ quarterback.