Daniel Jones Sets Giants' Rookie Passing Record Vs. Packers


The conditions in New Jersey are quite snowy, but that didn’t stop Daniel Jones from breaking an ancient Giants' passing record in the first quarter against the Packers.

With a short toss to Javorius Allen, the first year QB out of Duke surpassed Charlie Conerly’s record for passing yards in a rookie season. That record was set by Conerly all the way back in 1948.

Jones made a solid start to things in the snow against the Packers. Green Bay opened the game with a touchdown, but the Giants marched down the field despite the conditions, and eventually got the ball to Sterling Shepard in the end zone. It was a great toss from Jones, and equally as good a catch from Shepard, who then slid through the snow after securing the score.

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On the following drive, Jones threw an INT to Kevin King. It was his ninth interception of the season, but it came 111 passes after the last one. He threw his tenth and elevent INTs of the year in the second half as things slipped away from the Giants a bit.

Conerly set the previous record of 2175 yards in just 12 games. Jones broke it in his 13th game of his rookie season and will now have a few more games to add to it. 

The Giants won't make the playoffs, but Jones has showed promise throughout the campaign, despite some bad moments on Sunday. He'll need to work on not turning the ball over as much this offseason.