The New York Giants made the switch to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in Week 3, and it was electrifying. Even as the team lost running back Saquon Barkley to a high ankle sprain, Giants fans got to see Jones explode on the scene against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants fell behind 28-10, and Jones led a huge second half comeback en route to a 32-31 victory over the .
The Giants benefited from the Bucs missing a last second field goal, but it does not take away from Jones’ performance. He threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns, and also scrambled for a pair of touchdowns (while leading the Giants with 28 rushing yards!). And now he gets to face a reeling Washington defense in Week 4.
All of this means it should surprise nobody that he has shot to the top of the list of odds to win Offensive Rookie fo the Year. Jones entered Week 2 with +3000 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. After he was installed as the Giants starter, his odds improved to +1000. Following Sunday’s comeback win, he climbed to the top at +200. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had been sitting at the top at +200, but he has slipped behind Jones to +350.
A strong quarterback performance is always going to get favor for postseason awards, and that suggests that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is an intriguing option. He currently has +800 odds after two starts. He was at +2500 in the days after replacing Nick Foles, but two solid performances and a first Jaguars win have him at his current number.
A strong season from Daniel Jones in the New York media market will likely be enough for him to claim the award, but it’s worth keeping an eye on Murray and Minshew.
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