Daniel Jones has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his strong performance against the New York Jets in Week 10. Jones completed 65.0% of his passes (26 of 40) for 308 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions to finish with a 121.7 passer rating in only his eighth NFL start.
This marks the first time that Jones has been nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week recognition. The other nominees for Week 10 are Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson (233 passing yards on 88.2 completion percentage, three touchdowns, 158.3 passer rating) and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (446 passing yards on 72.0 completion percentage, three touchdowns, 119.3 passer rating).
Jones has completed 63.0% of his passes for 1,984 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions in nine games (eight starts) this season. His 15 touchdown passes lead all rookie quarterbacks, and his 63.0 completion percentage trails Arizona’s Kyler Murray by 0.9% for the rookie lead.
Jones is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to have three games of at least 300 passing yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, and he is just the fifth rookie quarterback ever to have at least two games with four passing touchdowns. He is the first Giants quarterback to throw four touchdown passes twice in a season since Eli Manning in 2010.
The 22-year-old also increased his season total to a Giants rookie-record 187 completions, which passed Charlie Conerly’s mark of 162, set in 1948.
Each week, FedEx donates $2,000 to the USO on behalf of the air and ground award winners through FedEx Cares. The $4,000 donation supports the USO Pathfinder program, which provides resources and personalized services to assist service members and military spouses in their transition back to civilian life.
The FedEx Air Player of the Week award is decided by a fan vote, so be sure to show your support of Big Blue by submitting a vote for Daniel Jones for this week’s honor.
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