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Giants’ Joe Judge Says He Won’t Dismiss Shutting Down Daniel Jones For The Season

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Having little left to lose or gain 14 weeks of bad play, the New York Giants are finally giving hints of wanting to shut down franchise quarterback Daniel Jones for the remainder of the year.

When asked about Jones’ availability — sidelined since Week 12 after suffering a neck strain — head coach Joe Judge admitted that the team isn’t opposed to shutting him down.

“We consider that with every player,” Judge commented on Wednesday. “We’re always thinking about their health before anything else. We’re not going to put a player out there when they’re at an injury risk.”

He added, “In terms of where Daniel’s at medically, we’ve got an entire medical team with doctors and second opinions that are going to weigh in more on that. I’m not a doctor. I’ve got to take the input and the advice that they give me. I’m not going to put a player on the field when they’re an injury risk. When they give me the green light to play a player, then I know that that guy is able to go out there and play safely for that game.”

Leading up to Wednesday’s comments, Judge has previously been reticent to share updates on his quarterback as Jones continues to seek second opinions on his neck injury.

Backup Mike Glennon has once again been at the helm of first-team reps at practice and is the projected starter for an upcoming matchup against NFC East-rival Dallas Cowboys.

Glennon had an abysmal showing against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13: completing 17 of 36 passes for 191 yards, recording two passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and an interception. Two of Glennon’s scores came with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, down 37-7, before pumping up the scoreboard to a final tally of 37-21.

The 4-9 G-Men are entering the final four games of their season, starting with Dallas. Giants fans looking at a lost season have begged the coaching staff to give third-string quarterback and Georgia product Jake Fromm a look at the starter’s position: both to relieve the fan base from more appearances by Glennon and to provide Jones with some added competition as the team still questions whether he’s the guy.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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