Daniel Jones heading to injured reserve, will miss next week’s game vs Eagles
After today’s game against Washington, the Eagles’ path to the playoffs looks to continue to get easier. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones would be heading to injured reserve with a neck injury and in his place, New York will likely start second-year quarterback Jake Fromm.
By any measures, Jones isn’t a great quarterback, but it’s still a significant drop-off to go from him to Fromm or veteran Mike Glennon. When the Eagles played New York a few weeks ago, Jones completed 19 of his 30 passes for 202 yards. The Giants ended up winning that divisional battle, 13-7, but it could have easily been an Eagles’ victory, but simple mistakes took them out of the game.
Glennon started the Giants’ last game in place of Jones, but head coach Joe Judge made the switch to Fromm by the end of the game. Fromm didn’t look half bad, throwing 6/12 for 82 yards, while Glennon had just 99 yards despite playing most of the game.
Over the final weeks of the season, the Eagles have been getting a stream of luck at quarterback. Before the bye week, they faced struggling rookie Zach Wilson, and it’s still unknown who Washington will start this afternoon. As of right now, it’s expected Garrett Gilbert will play, with Taylor Heinicke still on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Tonight and next week’s game against the Giants are vital to the Eagles’ playoff hopes. A loss either week will plummet the Eagles’ odds into the single digits, with Philly likely needing a miracle to return into the fold if that occurs.
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