Not much has gone right this year for the 2-10 New York Giants, and that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. Head Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters today that Jones has a “moderate” high ankle sprain and it’s ‘very likely’ that he’ll miss Monday Night’s showdown with the Eagles.
While he won’t need surgery and there’s a chance the Eagles do still face Jones later this year, it does mean that Eli Manning, the fifteen-year veteran, will be returning to the fold.
Jones struggled heavily against the Packers in week 13, throwing 3 picks in the 31-13 loss, adding to his colossal total of 21 turnovers this season. He may have had some impressive games along the way, but ball-security and decision-making haven’t exactly left the fans of G-Men feeling great about their investment.
Eli Manning on the other hand, well, he’s thrown for 7,791 yards against the Eagles, which is more than any other QB. He’s thrown for more touchdowns, and interceptions against the Eagles…but has a 10-20 win/loss ratio.
The Giants are bringing an eight-game losing streak to Philadelphia, along with a veteran QB who was benched earlier in the season for Daniel Jones. Is this good news for the Birds, or will Manning find a way to frustrate them? Only time will tell.
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