Giants’ Joe Judge isn’t ‘less optimistic’ about Daniel Jones as he awaits latest test results

Joe Judge looks on as Daniel Jones throws pre-game

Coming off another loss, the Giants are hoping to hear good news about quarterback Daniel Jones, who is going through some more tests — an MRI in New Jersey this time around — to determine what the next four games of the season hold for him.

Head coach Joe Judge said the team is doing is exactly what fans are right now — waiting.

“He’s actually, as we speak, back in Jersey in the scanner and we’ll wait to see doctors,” Judge told reporters on Monday. “I have nothing negative, nothing less optimistic about him if that makes sense. I have no information to tell me that anything is going in a different direction.”

That direction is hoping Jones, who the Giants say has a neck strain, can make it back on the field before the end of the season.

Jones met with Dr. Robert Watkins III, a spine surgeon, in Los Angeles during the team’s trip to the West Coast along with head trainer Ronnie Barnes to get another opinion on his situation. So there is some cloudiness surrounding just how severe this injury is for the third-year quarterback.

Judge was also asked about what he expects with his position as head coach next season. Co-owner John Mara did say before the start of the year that moral victories wouldn’t cut it any longer. He wants to see wins, and the Giants have only been able to put up four. The playoffs aren’t mathematically out of reach, but that seems to be coming very soon.

But Judge won’t think about that — or anyone on his staff for that matter.

“Let me make this really perfectly clear: On my or anybody else’s hypothetical future, I’m never going to make a comment.”


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