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Originally a first-round (6th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2019. Jones - the first of the Giants' 3 first-round draft choices in 2019 - was just the 3rd quarterback selected by the Giants in the first round of the NFL Draft. In his first 2 seasons, Jones played in 27 games with starts in each of his last 26 appearances. His totals are 907 attempts, 564 completions (62.2%) for 5,970 yards, 35 touchdowns and 22 interceptions for a passer rating of 84.1. The passes, completions and yardage totals are the most in franchise history through 27 games for a player who began his career with the Giants.
- Originally a first-round (6th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2019.
- Jones - the first of the Giants' 3 first-round draft choices in 2019 - was just the 3rd quarterback selected by the Giants in the first round of the NFL Draft. The others were Phil Simms in 1979 and Philip Rivers in 2004…Rivers was soon sent to the Chargers in the trade that brought Eli Manning to the Giants.
- In 2019, Jones joined Arizona's Kyler Murray and Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew as rookie quarterbacks who passed for at least 20 touchdowns. It was just the 2nd season in NFL history in which at least 3 rookie quarterbacks threw at least 20 touchdown passes. In 2012, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III comprised the trio.
- Jones was the first rookie quarterback in NFL history with 2 games of 300+ passing yards and 4+ touchdown passes – and he had 3 of them.
- Jones threw at least one touchdown pass in each of his first 13 career starts, the 4th-longest streak among quarterbacks who started their careers since the 1970 merger:
Name Team with a Touchdown Pass Year(s)
Kurt Warner St. Louis 23 1999-2000
Baker Mayfield Cleveland 17 2018-19
Brad Johnson Minnesota 15 1996-97
Daniel Jones Giants 13 2019-20
- Jones' streak is the 2nd-longest in Giants' history; Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle threw a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games from 1962-64. Eli Manning had 3 separate 12-game streaks in his 16-year career. Jones' streak ended in Chicago (9/20).
- Jones has rushed for 702 yards on 110 attempts, a 6.4-yard average that ranks 6th among all players in NFL history with a minimum of 100 carries. It is the highest among the 81 players in Giants history with 110 or more carries.
- In his first 2 seasons, Jones played in 27 games with starts in each of his last 26 appearances…His totals are 907 attempts, 564 completions (62.2%) for 5,970 yards, 35 touchdowns and 22 interceptions for a passer rating of 84.1. The passes, completions and yardage totals are the most in franchise history through 27 games for a player who began his career with the Giants. Charlie Conerly's 40 touchdown passes and Joe Pisarcik's 35 interceptions are the other 27-game records.
- Jones' 5,970 yards is the 9th-highest total in Giants history. Scott Brunner is 8th with 6,121.
- Jones has 110 rushing attempts for 702 yards (6.4-yard avg.) and 3 touchdowns with a long run of 80 yards.
- Jones is 8-18 as a starter.
- Jones is 4-0 as a starter vs. Washington. The last Giants quarterback to win each of his first 4 starts against an NFC East opponent was Kent Graham, who was 4-0 against Philadelphia in 1998-99.
- In 2020, Jones started all 14 games in which he played. He was inactive at Seattle (12/6) with a hamstring injury and vs. Cleveland (12/20) with hamstring and ankle injuries…He completed 280 of 448 passes (62.5%) for 2,943 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a passer rating of 80.4…Jones finished 2nd on the Giants with 423 rushing yards on 65 carries (6.5-yard avg.). He ran for one touchdown…Elected one of the Giants' team captains.
- From Nov. 2 vs. Tampa Bay until the season finale vs. Dallas on Jan. 3, Jones threw a career-high 177 passes without an interception. He did not throw a pick in 5 consecutive games. The streak ended when Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson picked off a Jones pass in the 3rd quarter.
- Jones threw a season-high 41 passes 3 times: vs. Pittsburgh (9/14), vs. Tampa Bay (11/2) and at Baltimore (12/27). He had season-high totals in completions (26) and yards (279) against the Steelers. On Nov. 15 vs. Philadelphia, Jones completed a career-best 75% of his passes (21 of 28). Jones had a season-high 2 touchdown passes in 4 games: vs. Pittsburgh, at Philadelphia (10/22), vs. Tampa Bay and vs. Dallas (1/3).
- Jones completed 17 of 25 passes for 229 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception vs. Dallas for a 106.9 passer rating that was the 5th-highest of his career and his best in 13 home games. It was his 6th career single-game rating greater than 100.0.
- He completed 16 of 27 passes for 213 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 84.3 in Cincinnati (11/29) before leaving the game with a right hamstring injury he suffered on a 7-yard run in the third quarter.
- Jones had 65 rushing attempts for 423 yards (6.5-yard average), the team's 2nd-highest total and the record for a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton previously held the record with 306 yards in 1967:
MOST RUSHING YARDS BY GIANTS QB / SUPER BOWL ERA
2020 Jones, Daniel 423
1967 Tarkenton, Fran 306
1968 Tarkenton, Fran 301
2019 Jones, Daniel 279
1991 Hostetler, Jeff 273
- Jones' 6.5-yard average was the NFL's highest among the 91 players with at least 50 rushing attempts in 2020. It was the 2nd-highest in a single season in Giants history among players with 50+ attempts behind Ward Cuff (6.54 average on 80 carries in 1943).
- Since becoming the starter in Week 3 of the 2019 season, Jones has led the Giants in rushing in 9 games, the most by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era.
- Jones led the Giants in rushing 6 times in 2020, a single season record for a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Jones first set the mark with 3 leading performances as a rookie in 2019. Lamar Jackson, who led Baltimore in rushing 7 times, was the only quarterback to pace his team more often than Jones.
- Jones has rushed for at least 45 yards in 5 different games, the most by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Jackson (8) and Arizona's Kyler Murray (7) were the only quarterbacks with more 45-yard rushing games in 2020.
- In the Giants' first victory of the season, vs. Washington (10/18), Jones led the Giants with 74 yards on 7 carries. The yardage total was the highest by a Giants quarterback since Jeff Hostetler ran for 82 yards at New England on Dec. 30, 1990. The 7 rushing attempts were the most by a Giants quarterback since Kerry Collins ran 7 times at St. Louis on Sept. 15, 2002.
- In that game, Jones gained 49 yards on a 2nd quarter run around left end, then the longest run by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. The previous long was a 47-yarder by Hostetler at Phoenix on Nov. 10, 1991.
- Four days later, Jones broke both rushing records in a Thursday night game in Philadelphia. He led all rushers with 92 yards, the most rushing yards by a Giants quarterback in a game since Frank Filchock had 108 against at Pittsburgh on Oct. 6, 1946…Jones gained most of his yards on an 80-yard run in the 3rd quarter. It was the longest run by a Giants' quarterback in the Super Bowl era, easily eclipsing his 49-yarder vs. Washington. The 80-yarder was also the longest run by a quarterback in NFL history that did not result in a touchdown. It was the longest run by an NFL quarterback since Tennessee's Marcus Mariota scored on an 87-yard run against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2015.
- Jones's run tied for the 4th-longest in Giants history and was the 2nd-longest that was not a touchdown:
95 Tiki Barber, at Oakland, Dec. 31, 2005 (TD)
91 Hap Moran, vs. Green Bay, Nov. 23, 1930
88 Ahmad Bradshaw, at Buffalo, Dec. 23, 2007(TD)
80 Eddie Price, at Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1951 (TD)
80 Daniel Jones, at Philadelphia, Oct. 22, 2010
- Jones has had the Giants' longest run in 8 games, the highest total by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era.
- When Jones rushed for a 34-yard touchdown vs. Philadelphia (11/15), it was the 5th game in 2020 in which he had the Giants' longest run. Hostetler was the last Giants quarterback to do that, in 1991. The rushing touchdown was Jones' first since Sept. 22, 2019, when he scored on a pair of 7-yard runs – including the game-winner – at Tampa Bay in his first NFL start.
- Jones' 34-yarder was the longest touchdown run by a Giants quarterback since Nov. 10, 1991, when Hostetler scored on a 47-yard run in a 21-14 victory at Phoenix.
- The touchdown vs. Philadelphia was Jones' 3rd run of the season of at least 34 yards, the most by a Giants quarterback in a single season in the Super Bowl era and the most by an NFL quarterback in 2020.
- Jones had 9 carries vs. both Philadelphia and Dallas, the highest total by a Giants quarterback since Hostetler had 10 at New England on Dec. 30, 1990, when he rushed for a team-high 82 yards in 13-10 victory vs. the Patriots.
- In 2 games vs. the Eagles, Jones rushed for 156 yards, the highest single-season total by a Giants quarterback against one opponent. The previous mark was Hostetler's 82 yards vs. New England in 1990. Jones had the second highest rushing total by a quarterback vs. a single opponent in 2020; Jackson ran for 169 yards vs. Cleveland – for the 2nd consecutive season.
- As a rookie in 2019, Jones played in 13 games, including starts in each of the last 12 contests in which he appeared…He set franchise rookie records with 459 passes, 284 completions, 3,027 yards and 24 touchdown passes. The former records had all stood since Charley Conerly set them in 1948. They were 299 passes, 162 completions, 2,175 yards and 22 touchdown passes. Jones also threw 12 interceptions and had a passer rating of 87.7.
- Jones' 24 touchdown passes led all rookie quarterbacks in 2019 and were the 4th-most by a rookie in a single season in NFL history. Only Baker Mayfield (27 in 2018), Peyton Manning (26 in 1998) and Russell Wilson (26 in 2012) had more.
- Jones threw a touchdown pass in each of his last 12 games – all starts - the longest streak by a Giants quarterback since Eli Manning threw for a score in 12 straight games in 2008. The Giants' previous rookie record of 9 consecutive games with a touchdown pass to begin a career was set by Conerly in 1948.
- In 2 games against Washington, Jones threw 6 touchdown passes, the highest total by a Giants rookie quarterback against a single opponent. The old mark of 5 was set by Charlie Conerly against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1948.
- Jones finished 2nd on the team with 289 rushing yards, then the 3rd-highest total by a Giants quarterback in the Super Bowl era. He was surpassed only by Fran Tarkenton in 1967 and '68 (306 and 301 yards, respectively).
- Jones led the Giants in rushing yards 3 times, with 28 yards in his starting debut at Tampa Bay (9/22), a season-high 54 yards vs. Dallas (11/4) and 20 yards at the Jets (11/10). He was the first Giants quarterback to lead the team in rushing yards 3 times in a season in the Super Bowl era.
- Jones' 54 rushing yards vs. the Cowboys was the highest yardage total by a Giants quarterback since Dec. 30, 1990, when Hostetler ran for 82 yards in a victory at New England. It was the most rushing attempts by a Giants quarterback since Manning had 6 vs. Dallas on Jan. 1, 2012 – but Manning's total included 3 kneel-downs.
- Jones had runs of 14 and 16 yards vs. Dallas to become the first Giants quarterback with 2 rushes that long in a game since Dec. 18, 1994, when fellow Duke alum Dave Brown had runs of 16 and 17 yards at Philadelphia.
- Jones had the Giants' longest run in 3 separate games, including a season-long 26-yarder at Chicago (11/24).
- In the season finale vs. Philadelphia (12/29), Jones threw a career-high 47 passes and tied another with 28 completions (the 3rd time he hit that total, and the 2nd week in a row). Jones threw for 301 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception for a passer rating of 76.6.
- Jones was intercepted by Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones with 3:09 remaining in the 4th quarter, ending his streak of 88 consecutive passes without throwing a pick.
- The 300-yard game was Jones' 2nd in a row and his Giants rookie-record 5th of the season. The five 300-yard games are tied for the 3rd-highest single-season total in franchise history. Manning had 8 in 2011 and 6 in 2015, plus 5 in both 2014 and 2018. Kerry Collins had five 300-yard games in 2001…Jones is tied with Kyler Murray (2019) and Joe Burrow (2020) for the 2nd-most 300-yard games by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Only Andrew Luck (6 games in 2012) had more.
- Each of Jones' first four 300-yard games occurred when the Giants were the visiting team: at Tampa Bay, Detroit, the Jets and Washington. He was the first NFL quarterback to record his first four 300-yard games on the road since Kirk Cousins did it his first 5 such games for Washington from 2012-15. Manning's first eight 300-yard games all occurred when the Giants were visitors.
- Jones had 15 touchdown passes and no interceptions in his first four 300-yard games. Only 2 other quarterbacks in history have thrown at least 15 touchdown passes in their first four 300-yard games, but they didn't avoid turnovers like Jones: Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh (20 touchdowns and 8 interceptions from 1943-47) and Earl Morrall (15 touchdowns and 9 interceptions from 1963-70 – the only four 300-yard games of his career).
- Jones completed 28 of 42 passes for 352 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions for a season-high passer rating of 132.1 in the 41-34 overtime victory in Washington (12/22). He was the first rookie in NFL history with at least 350 passing yards, 5 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a game.
- Jones was the first rookie in Giants history to throw 5 touchdown passes in a game. He shared the previous record of 4 touchdown passes, which was set by Conerly on Oct. 17, 1948 vs. the Chicago Cardinals and tied by Tom Kennedy on Dec. 11, 1966 vs. Pittsburgh. Jones tied the mark at Detroit (10/27) and at the Jets (11/10).
- Jones was the 5th rookie in NFL history to throw 5 touchdown passes in a game. The others were Detroit's Matthew Stafford vs. Cleveland on Nov. 22, 2009; Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston at Philadelphia on Nov. 22, 2015; and Houston's Deshaun Watson vs. Kansas City on Oct. 8, 2017 and Ray Buivid, who played for the Chicago Bears in 1937-38. On Dec. 5, 1937, he threw 5 touchdown passes in the season finale in Wrigley Field vs. the Chicago Cardinals.
- While Jones threw for 5 touchdowns, Saquon Barkley set a franchise record with 279 yards from scrimmage. The Giants were the first team in NFL history to have one player with 275+ scrimmage yards and another with 5 touchdown passes in the same game.
- Jones joined Dallas' Dak Prescott (twice in 2016) as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with 2 games of at least 300 passing yards, 2 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
- The game in Washington was Jones' 3rd with at least 4 touchdown passes. The only other rookies in NFL history to do that were Watson and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton in 1961.
- Jones was the first Giants quarterback to throw 4 or more touchdowns in at least 3 games in 1 season since Manning had 3 such games in 2015. He was the first player in Giants history to throw at least 4 touchdown passes without an interception 3 times in one season.
- The 5 touchdown passes were tied for the 3rd-highest total in Giants history. Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle threw for 7 scores vs. Washington on Oct. 28, 1962. Tittle (Dec. 16, 1962 vs. Dallas) and Manning (Nov. 1, 2015 at New Orleans) each threw 6 touchdown passes in a game. Jones was the 4th players to throw 5. The others were Manning (Dec. 30, 2012 vs. Philadelphia), Phil Simms (Sept. 7, 1980 at St. Louis) and Tarkenton (Oct. 25, 1970 vs. St. Louis).
- The starting quarterbacks in Washington were Jones and Dwayne Haskins, who were both selected in first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The only other matchup of quarterbacks from that draft was when Jones started against Arizona's Kyler Murray (10/ 20).
- Jones' 352 passing yards in Washington was the 2nd-highest total by a Giants rookie, behind Conerly's 363 yards at Pittsburgh on Dec. 5, 1948.
- Jones completed 28 of 41 passes for 322 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions at Detroit (10/27). He was just the 2nd rookie quarterback in history to avoid an interception while throwing for at least 300 yards and 4 scores. The first was Tennessee's Marcus Mariota, who on Nov. 8, 2015 had a 371-4-0 line in a 34-28 victory in New Orleans. Jones later accomplished the feat twice more, at the Jets and at Washington.
- In another Oct. 27 game, Jacksonville rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew passed for 279 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions in the Jaguars' 29-15 win vs. the Jets. With Jones and Minshew, Week 8 was just the 2nd in NFL history in which 2 rookie quarterbacks each passed for at least 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the same week, joining Week 16 of the 2018 season (the Jets' quarterback Sam Darnold and Cleveland's Baker Mayfield).
- Jones was the first rookie quarterback to throw 4 touchdown passes in a game since Mayfield on Nov. 25, 2018 at Cincinnati.
- Jones set his then career high with his 3rd touchdown pass in Detroit. He was the first Giants rookie with 3 touchdown passes in a game since Manning on Jan. 2, 2005 vs, Dallas, and the first to do it on the road since Phil Simms on Dec. 9, 1979 at St. Louis.
- When Murray and Jones, the first and 6th players selected in the 2019 NFL Draft started for the Cardinals and Giants, respectively, on Oct. 20, it was the first matchup of rookie starting quarterbacks in the NFL in 2019. It was also the first game in which the first 2 quarterbacks chosen in their draft squared off since Sept. 13, 2015, when Winston (No. 1) played against Mariota (No. 2). In addition, it was just the 9th game since the 1970 merger in which rookie quarterbacks selected among the first 10 choices in the draft started against each other.
- When Jones made his first career start at Tampa Bay (9/22) he became the first Giants rookie to start at quarterback since Jan. 2, 2005 – the final game of Manning's first season - and the first rookie quarterback to make his starting debut since Manning on Nov 21, 2004.
- Jones completed 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 112.7. He also ran for 2 touchdowns while leading the Giants with 28 rushing yards. The Giants overcame a 28-10 halftime deficit to defeat the Buccaneers, 32-31.
- Jones was the first rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl era and just the 2nd overall to throw for at least 300 yards and 2 touchdowns and run for 2 scores in his starting debut. The first was Detroit's Eric Hipple who also passed for 336 yards and was responsible for 6 touchdowns – 4 passing and 2 rushing – in a 48-17 victory vs. Chicago on Oct. 19, 1981.
- Jones and Hipple are the only 2 quarterbacks since the merger with multiple touchdown passes and multiple rushing touchdowns in their first start. The previous rookie quarterback to hit that double in a game was Buffalo's Josh Allen, who threw for 3 scores and ran for 2 vs. Miami on Dec. 30, 2018 n his 11th career start.
- Jones was the first quarterback to be responsible for 4 touchdowns in his starting debut since Mariota threw for 4 scores at Tampa Bay on Sept. 13, 2015.
- Jones was the first Giants rookie quarterback to win his initial career start since Dec. 7, 1980, when Scott Brunner completed eight of 18 passes for 161 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in a 27-21 victory at Seattle.
- Jones was the 14th quarterback since the 1970 merger to start his first NFL game in a Giants uniform. Those quarterbacks are 8-6 in their debuts.
- Jones joined Brunner as the only 2 of those 14 quarterbacks to throw 2 touchdown passes in their debut. His 36 passes were the 4th-highest total (strike-replacement starter Mike Busch threw 41 passes in 1987, Joe Pisarcik threw 38 in 1977, and Manning threw 37). But Jones' 23 completions were the most among the 14 first timers. The previous high was Manning's 17. And Jones not only became the first Giants quarterback to pass for more than 300 yards in his debut, he was the first to exceed 200 yards. The previous high was Danny Kanell's 198 yards on Oct. 12, 1997 at Arizona.
- Jones was the first quarterback drafted by the Giants to start a game for them since Dec. 28, 2003 - the final game before Manning's arrival the following spring – when Jesse Palmer, a 4th-round choice in 2001, played the entire game in a 37-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Giants Stadium. Palmer completed 18 of 43 passes for 110 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
The Giants had last won a game started by a quarterback they drafted on Oct. 31, 1999 at Philadelphia, 23-17 in overtime. Kent Graham, an 8th-round draft choice in 1992 who spent 3 seasons with the Giants, 1 with the Detroit Lions and 2 with Arizona, re-signed with the Giants as a free agent on Feb. 17, 1998. In that Halloween game vs. the Eagles, Graham completed 26 of 41 passes for 241 yards, 1 touchdown and no interceptions.
- The Giants had last won a game started by a quarterback they drafted and who was still with the team after that initial transaction on Oct. 18, 1998, when Kanell led the team to a 34-7 victory against Arizona. Kanell, a 4th-round draft choice in 1996, completed 22 of 36 passes for 259 yards, 3 touchdown and no interceptions.
- Jones scored the Giants' first touchdown on a 7-yard run in the 2nd quarter. It was the first rushing touchdown by a Giants quarterback since Manning scored on a 1-yarder at Indianapolis on Dec. 23, 2018. The 7-yard run was the longest by a Giants quarterback since Manning's 14-yarder on Oct. 1, 2017 – also at Tampa Bay.
- Jones was the first Giants quarterback other than Manning with a rushing touchdown since David Carr scored on a 12-yard run against Oakland in Giants Stadium on Oct. 11, 2009.
- Jones was the first quarterback whose team overcame an 18-point deficit to win in his first career start since Dec. 14, 1997, when Jon Kitna and the Seattle Seahawks fell behind the Raiders in Oakland, 21-3, before rallying for a 22-21 victory.
- Jones was the first NFL quarterback to throw for at least 336 yards in his starting debut since Green Bay's Scott Tolzien passed for 339 yards on Nov. 17, 2013 – vs. the Giants in MetLife Stadium.
- Jones was the first Giants quarterback other than Manning to throw for at least 300 yards since Nov. 2, 2003, when Kerry Collins passed for 303 yards in a victory against the Jets.
- Jones was the first Giants quarterback to rush for 2 touchdowns in a game since Hostetler on Nov. 10, 1991 (runs of 47 and 4 yards in a 21-14 victory against the Cardinals) and the first with 2 rushing touchdowns in a season since Collins in 1999.
- Jones was the first Giants quarterback with at least 2 passing and 2 rushing touchdowns in a game since Nov. 28, 1948, when Conerly threw scoring passes of 14 yards to Ray Poole and 23 yards to Bill Swiacki and scored on runs of one and 14 yards against the Boston Yankees.
- Jones was credited with his first game-winning drive (a quarterback must lead his team from a 4th-quarter deficit or tie to a victory). He was the first NFL quarterback to do so in his first start since Baltimore's Lamar Jackson on Nov. 18, 2018 vs. Cincinnati.
- Jones' first career touchdown pass was a 75-yarder to tight end Eric Engram. It was the longest first touchdown pass by Giants quarterback since Hostetler's 85-yarder to Stephen Baker at New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1988, and the longest by an NFL player since Arizona tight end Logan Thomas threw an 81-yarder to Andre Ellington on Oct. 5, 2014.
- Jones was the first quarterback to lead the Giants in rushing since Oct. 1, 2000, when Collins ran for 19 yards in a loss at Tennessee.
- Jones improved to 2-0 as a starter when he led the Giants to a 24-3 victory vs. Washington (9/29)…He became the first Giants quarterback to win his first 2 starts since Kanell in 1997 and the first rookie to do so since Simms in 1979. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jones was the 12th quarterback selected in the first round of the draft since the 1970 merger to win each of his first 2 starts with both starts coming in their rookie year.
- In those 2 games, Jones completed 46 of 67 passes (68.7%) for 561 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The yardage total was the highest among Giants quarterbacks who began their career in the Super Bowl era, easily topping Kanell's 418 yards in his first 2 starts…Jones' 68.7 completion percentage was the highest by a Giants quarterback in his first 2 starts in the Super Bowl era.
- The quarterbacks for the majority of the Giants' victory vs. Washington were Jones and Haskins. It was the first Giants game in which a rookie quarterback threw a pass for each team since Dec. 18, 2004, when the players were Manning and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger.
- Jones made his NFL debut when he relieved Manning for the Giants' final series at Dallas (9/8). He completed 3 of 4 passes for 17 yards, with a long completion of 6 yards, and ran once for 5 yards. …Jones' first career completion was a 5-yarder to running back Wayne Gallman, Jr. on his initial snap…Gained 5 yards on his first pro rushing attempt but lost a fumble that was forced by linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and recovered by Chidobe Awuzie.
- Jones started all 36 games in which he played at Duke from 2016-18…Was a team captain in 2017-18…Two-time recipient of the Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's Most Valuable Player (2016 & 2018)...Three-time Academic All-ACC selection (2016-18)...Two-time ACC Quarterback of the Week (vs. Northwestern and North Carolina in 2018)...Four-time Manning Award Star of the Week recipient (vs. Notre Dame and North Carolina in 2016, and Northwestern and North Carolina in 2018)...MVP of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl vs. Northern Illinois...Offensive Player of the Game of the 2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl vs. Temple.
- Completed 764 of 1,275 passes (60%) for 8,201 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions...Added 406 rushing attempts for 1,323 yards (3.3-yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns, caught 2 passes for 6 yards, and punted 5 times for 170 yards...Compiled 9,524 yards of total offense...Averaged 227.8 passing yards per game…Played 2,603 career snaps...Recorded 300+ yards of total offense in 13 games, including a career-high 547 (186 rushing & 361 passing) vs. North Carolina in 2018…Threw multiple touchdown passes in 16 games, including a career-high 5 vs. Temple in his final game in 2018...Completed 20+ passes in 20 games, including a career-high 34 vs. Miami in 2016...Threw for 300+ yards in 9 games, including a career-high 423 yards vs. Temple in 2018.
- Holds Duke single-game records for total offensive yards (547 vs. North Carolina, 2018) and rushing yards by a quarterback (186 vs. North Carolina, 2018) while sharing school game marks for touchdown passes of 20+ yards (3 vs. Temple, 2018), and 50+ yards (2 vs. Pittsburgh, 2018).
- In 2018, Jones started all 11 games in which he played…Suffered fractured left clavicle in the 3rd quarter vs. Northwestern (9/8) and underwent surgery on Sept. 9, forcing him to miss games vs. Baylor and N.C. Central...Received the program's Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's Most Valuable Player, becoming the sixth 2-time recipient of the honor, joining Leo Hart (1969-70), Keith Stoneback (1973-74), Scottie Montgomery (1998-99), Mike Hart (2000-01) and John Talley (2005-06)...Two-time ACC Quarterback of the Week honoree and Manning Award Star of the Week recipient following performances vs Northwestern and North Carolina.
- Completed 237 of 392 passes (60.5%) for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns and 9 interceptions while rushing 104 times for 319 yards (3.1-yard avg.)...Compiled 2,993 total offensive yards...Averaged 243.1 passing yards per game...Caught 1 pass for 6 yards...Punted twice for 54 yards with both kicks downed inside the opponent 20-yard line...Completed 20+ passes in 6 games, including a season-high 31 vs. North Carolina…Threw for more than 300 yards in 3 games: Pittsburgh (396), North Carolina (361) and Temple (423)…Tossed 3+ TD passes vs. Northwestern (3), Georgia Tech (3), Pittsburgh (4), North Carolina (3) and Temple (5)...Threw a season-long 85-yard pass to wide receiver T.J. Rahming vs. Temple in the Walk-On's Independence Bowl.
- Tallied season-high totals of 31 completions on 54 attempts for 361 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception, plus 15 rushing attempts for 186 yards with a long of 68 yards and 1 score vs. North Carolina…Totaled a season-high 547 offensive yards to become the 3rd player in ACC history to post multiple 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing games, joining Louisville's Lamar Jackson (5) and Clemson's Tahj Boyd (2)...The 547-yard performance ranked as the 5th-highest single-game outing in ACC history, trailing only Louisville's Lamar Jackson (610 vs. Syracuse, 2016), Clemson's Deshaun Watson (588 vs. Pittsburgh, 2016), Miami's Stephen Morris (568 vs. N.C. State, 2012) and Wake Forest's Rusty LaRue (554 vs. N.C. State, 1995).
- Jones' 547 yards vs. North Carolina was a Duke single-game record, as were his 186 rushing yards by a quarterback…Matched Duke's 2nd-highest single-game total for touchdown passes with 5 vs. Temple, 1 shy of the school record of 6 set by Steve Slayden vs. Georgia Tech in 1987.
- Matched Blue Devil single-season records for most games with 3+ touchdown passes (5), most games with 4+ touchdown passes (2), touchdown passes of 20+ yards (11) and touchdown passes of 50+ yards (5).
- Named MVP of the Reese's Senior Bowl after completing 8 of 11 passes (72.7%) for 115 yards and 1 touchdown while rushing for another score in a 34-24 North team victory.
- In 2017, was a team captain...Quick Lane Bowl MVP…Recipient of Duke's Ace Parker Award, an honor presented annually to an individual who displays unparalleled commitment to the team and overcomes adversity to contribute...Started all 13 games and Completed 257 of 453 passes (56.7%) for 2,691 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions…Had 161 carries for 518 yards (3.2-yard avg.) and 7 touchdowns...Compiled 3,209 total offensive yards…Punted once for 45 yards…Was 1 of 6 quarterbacks among Power 5 schools to amass 2,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards, joining Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Clemson's Kelly Bryant, Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Michigan State's Brian Lewerke and Wake Forest's John Wolford…Opened the season with 29 pass attempts without an interception to push his streak to 202 dating back to 2016 and establish the 2nd-longest run in school history, behind only Thaddeus Lewis, who threw 206 consecutive passes without a pick over the 2007-08 seasons…Set Quick Lane Bowl record with 27 completions and tied the game mark with 2 touchdown passes…Engineered a Duke offense which set Quick Lane Bowl records for offensive plays (92) and time of possession (38:21) while tying the game record for total touchdowns (5), rushing scores (3) and first downs (27).
- In 2016, Received the Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's Most Valuable Player...Academic All-ACC selection...Runner-up to Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year...Finished 3rd in the balloting for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's head coaches…Started all 12 games...Completed 270 of 430 passes (62.8%) for 2,836 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions while rushing 141 times for 486 yards (3.5-yard avg.) and 7 touchdowns…Set Duke single-season freshman records for attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdown passes, highest completion percentage, most games with 20+ and 30+ completions, most games with 100+, 200+ and 300+ passing yards, and most offensive plays and yards…Jones was the first freshman to lead Duke in passing and total offensive yards since Thaddeus Lewis in 2006...Became the 2nd quarterback in Duke history to post 16+ passing touchdowns and 7+ rushing touchdowns in a single season, joining Thomas Sirk (2015).
- In 2015, did not see game action.
- Captain of the Team of Teams group that partnered with the New York City Police Foundation during the 2020 season to create positive relationships with youth throughout Manhattan…Represented the New York City Police Foundation during the NFL's Week 13 My Cause My Cleats initiative…Contributed to Food Bank for NYC and Community Foodbank of New Jersey to provide resources to families in need during the pandemic.
- Graduated from Duke in December 2018 with a degree in economics...Son of Becca and Steve Jones...Sister, Becca, lettered 4 seasons (2013-16) in field hockey at Davidson College...Brother, Bates, is a graduate transfer basketball player at Duke after previously playing at Davidson…Sister, Ruthie, is a goalkeeper for the Duke women's soccer team…Three-year letterman at Charlotte Latin High School…Helped the Hawks to a 19-5 record and 2 state championship game appearances...Elected a team captain as both a junior and senior...Set school career records for total offensive yards (8,344), passing yards (6,997) and total touchdowns (98)...As a senior in 2014, completed 151 of 268 passes for 2,949 yards and 43 touchdowns and rushed 109 times for 778 yards and 10 scores to help Charlotte Latin to a 10-2 record and North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) Division I state championship game appearance...Earned first-team NCISAA all-state honors, first-team all-conference accolades and the South Charlotte Sports Report Quarterback of the Year Award after setting school single-season records for total yards (3,727), passing yards and touchdown passes passing touchdowns…As a junior, led the team to a 9-3 record and a berth in the NCISAA Division I state title game...Earned 2nd-team NCISAA all-state accolades and was an all-conference honoree after completing 158 of 290 passes for 2,398 yards and 27 touchdowns…Earned 3 letters in basketball, serving as a team co-captain during senior season.