Ex-NFL star applauds Giants QB Daniel Jones’ ability to make plays with limited options: “He made more with less as much as anybody in football”

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is probably sticking to Frank Ocean’s renowned quote-“Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise”, as he continues to spellbound fans and pundits with his phenomenal play on the field and the former NFL quarterback Chris Simms is one of them.

Jones grabbed the 26th position in Simms’ top 40 QB countdown in 2020 and climbed to the No. 21 position in 2021, however, he exceeded the ex-player’s expectations after taking New York to their first playoff victory since Super Bowl XLVI and headed directly to the No. 11 spot of the list.

Chris Simms showers praise on Jones

The football player turned Sports NFL analyst had an honest confession about Daniel on his ‘Chris Simms Unbuttoned’, revealing his reason for placing the Giants QB at the No.11 position.

“He made more with less as much as anybody in football. Go back and watch. I mean, he’s got games where you go 10-12 plays in a row and nobody’s open and he’s still getting completions or still getting positive yards. He’s a high-level thrower of the football.”

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The 42-year-old analyst praised the Giants’ QB’s decision-making skills and his aptitude for improvising under pressure which contributed to the team’s success on the field.

“He hits the bullseye a lot on tight-window throws. … Or there are just the plays where I go, ‘Nobody is open.’ Okay, he runs and gets a first down. Or the right guard gets run over, and he had 0.4 seconds to look downfield, and he runs around the edge and gets 15.”

What record did Daniel Jones break?

Daniel made his glorious mark on the NFL by breaking the NFL icon Charlie Conerly’s franchise rookie record of 2,175 passing yards with a three-yard pass to Saquon Barkley during his rookie season and continued to break the records set by Conerly and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner.

The 24-year-old ended his team’s eleven-year prolonged wait for a postseason victory in the game against the Vikings and became the first quarterback in postseason history to touch the mark of 300 passing yards along with the records of having 200-plus passing yards, two-plus passing TDs and 70-plus rushing yards in a playoff game.

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Chris thinks the New York team couldn’t grab the victory without the phenomenal performance of their veteran signal-caller.

“They could not have won and played the way they did without Daniel Jones’ skillset last year. His running is in the upper echelon of runners in football. He’s right there with Josh Allen…He rarely put the team in bad situations. His ability to read coverages, like Kirk Cousins, is high-level.”

Danny Dimes undoubtedly silenced all his critics with his exceptional performance and it will be intriguing to see if he can further maximize his abilities and elevate the Giants’ offensive game.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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