Giants QB Daniel Jones cleared for contact

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New York Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones was not medically cleared to play in the final six games of the 2021 NFL season due to what was first referred to as a strained neck that he suffered during the Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28. 

Jones sparked concern among some when he said following the end of the campaign that “there’s no contact for me until August” but that he would continue doing “everything from a lifting, throwing, running standpoint” throughout the offseason. The 25-year-old confidently remarked in early April, though, that he’d “be cleared and ready to go” for the start of New York’s voluntary offseason conditioning program. 

Head coach Brian Daboll offered an even more positive update on the situation when speaking with reporters on Tuesday.

According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk and the RotoWire Staff, Daboll confirmed that Jones has been fully cleared for football activities and contact. Theoretically, team doctors would let the 2019 first-round draft pick take the field if the Giants had to play a meaningful game today. 

The Giants declined the fifth-year option attached to Jones’ rookie contract earlier this spring, meaning 2022 will be a make-or-break season for New York’s QB1. Daboll,
general manager Joe Schoen and others within the Giants have repeatedly given Jones public votes of confidence, but the signal-caller will have to earn his keep with his play during regular-season contests beginning in September. 



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