The Giants ruled out Daniel Jones for Sunday's game in Miami after the quarterback was not cleared for contact, coach Joe Judge announced Friday morning.
Jones suffered a neck injury in the Week 12 victory over Philadelphia and was limited in practice this week. Mike Glennon will start against the Dolphins, and Jake Fromm, who was signed off the Buffalo Bills' practice squad this week, is expected to serve as the backup.
"At this point, we don't feel 100 percent comfortable with him until the medical team clears him fully," Judge said before Friday's practice. "As of right now, we'll rule him out. We'll evaluate him for the future, including as soon as next week, with the doctors. We don't have any answers on the immediate future yet. His status for this week will be he'll be out."
Judge added: "Daniel always wants to play. He's going to try to find every which way possible to play and convince us to play. I've talked about that in the past and it's the thing you love about Daniel is how competitive he is and how much he wants to go ahead and fight to be on the field. All that being said, we had to make a decision."
Glennon, originally a third-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, last played extensively in the Giants' Week 5 loss in Dallas after Jones suffered a concussion. Glennon completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions in the game, and Jones was cleared to start the following week.
The 6-foot-7 quarterback has started 27 games throughout his career, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 3, 2021. In that game, he threw two touchdowns with no interceptions in a loss to Indianapolis.
"I haven't had a whole lot of opportunities to start in the NFL, so anytime you get one of those opportunities, it's something that there will be a little nerves," Glennon said. "But I think there were nerves when I was a starter for longer. It's just kind of an excitement to get out there and play again and I'm looking forward to it."
The quarterback switch comes a week after the Giants changed play-callers as senior offensive Freddie Kitchens took over for Jason Garrett, who was relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator.
"Mike worked with Freddie all last week as well," Judge said. "Everyone's job is to be prepared, it's our job to put them in position to go out there and make plays. In terms of Mike, Mike does a great job of being ready every week. He does a great job of that. He's a true professional, he's a good teammate, he's a good leader. In terms of him working with Freddie, yeah, no concern on that."
Fromm, 6-2 and 215 pounds, has no NFL regular-season experience but was a prolific passer at the University of Georgia. The Bills selected Fromm in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (No. 167 overall). As a freshman in 2017, Fromm led the Bulldogs to the 2017 CFP national championship game, where they lost to Alabama in overtime. He also quarterbacked Georgia to three consecutive SEC championship games (winning once). Under Fromm, the Bulldogs won a Rose Bowl and were 1-1 in the Sugar Bowl. In three seasons, Fromm threw for 8,224 yards and 78 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.
"It's been a little crazy, but it's been fun," Fromm said. "Honestly, just super excited to be here. I'm out here at practice, but it's just football, just trying to help out any way I can."
Jones was one of four players ruled out in the final injury report of the week. The others were linebacker Trent Harris (ankle), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (quad), and tight end Kaden Smith (knee). The Giants then placed Harris and Smith on injured reserve.
Wide receivers Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad) were listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Fullback Cullen Gillaspia (calf), wide receiver John Ross (illness/quad), tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle), and offensive tackle Nate Solder (elbow) were questionable.
- QB Daniel Jones (neck)
- CB Adoree' Jackson (quad)
- WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad)
- WR Sterling Shepard (quad)
- OLB Oshane Ximines
- G Wes Martin
- CB Trill Williams (hamstring)
- S Brandon Jones (ankle/elbow)
- RB Phillip Lindsay (ankle)
- DE Darius Hodge
- TE Adam Shaheen (knee)
- NT John Jenkins
View photos of the Giants arriving for the Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins in Miami.