The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Philadelphia Eagles may see a familiar face on Monday Night Football.
Well, looky here! Those who have been wondering whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles will get their first taste of Daniel Jones on Monday Night Football got their answer shortly before lunchtime on Wednesday. According to NFL.com and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, New York Giants rookie quarterback is in a walking boot.
His debut versus Philly may have to wait.
Here’s that tweet from Rapoport, along with a few other sources who are all over the story.
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Manning’s presence eliminates the angle of Philly’s defense needing to be ready for a quarterback with any type of mobility. Manning’s been sort of a sitting duck for most of his career. He’s been sacked 60 times in 30 career appearances versus the Eagles and boasts a 10-20 win-loss total in 30 career regular-season games.
He’s also 0-2 versus ‘The Birds’ in two career postseason games.
As a passer, he’s thrown 52 touchdowns versus 34 interceptions, completing just under 60 percent of his passes for his career. Jones was taken sixth overall in the most recent NFL Draft, eschewing everyone’s theory that New York would take Dwayne Haskins of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Haskins landed with the rival Washington Redskins nine picks later at pick 15. So far, neither selection looks like Joe Montana (or Robert Griffith III for that matter), but they’re young and both play for a below-average coaching staff. We’ll have to see where things go from here.