Daniel Jones has certainly been lifting.
On Tuesday, a photo surfaced of the New York Giants quarterback and he looked absolutely jacked.
According to Next Gen Stats, Daniel Jones is the best quarterback in the NFL at throwing the deep ball.
NFL.com’s Nick Shook took a look at passer with at least 30 attempts of 20 air yards or more and these are the numbers that came from it.
- Deep attempts: 19-of-39, 636 yards, 5:0 TD-to-INT ratio, 134.3 passer rating
- Comp: 48.7%
- xComp: 33.9%
- CPOE (Completion percentage over expectation): +14.8%
Here is what Shook wrote about Jones:
“Giants fans looking for proof that Jones can become the franchise QB he was drafted to be are getting a generous helping with this choice. Sure, it’s a surprise to everyone to see him No. 1, but the numbers don’t lie. Jones went deep just 39 times but was very effective when doing so, and his year-to-year improvement is incredibly encouraging. After posting a CPOE of -4.9 percent in 2019, Jones took a massive leap in 2020 to +14.8 percent, an improvement of +19.7 percentage points, the largest in the entire league from 2019 to 2020.
It seems head coach Joe Judge’s arrival did more than just turn the Giants into a scrappy bunch — it also elevated Jones’ effectiveness downfield. His passer rating on deep throws was the highest in the league at 134.3, and his completion percentage on such attempts (48.7) was the fourth-highest mark. Jones still has to prove he has what it takes to help the team be a consistent winner, but if he remains on this trajectory, we might not be spending much more of our future days debating his viability.”
The Giants ended 2020 with only 36 passing plays of 20 yards or more, 31st in the league.
Hopefully that and his turnovers improve in 2021.