Jones used his legs for his first regular-season score.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
September 22, 2019

It didn't take long for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones to score his first regular-season touchdown for the Giants on Sunday.

On what was just his second career possession as a starting quarterback, Jones helped the Giants find the endzone to cut Tampa Bay's lead to 12–10 in the second quarter. Rather than use his arm, however, Jones used his legs, punching it in from seven yards out.

Jones was named the Giants' starter for Sunday's game in place of Eli Manning, who was benched after two weeks. Jones was taken by New York with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL draft as Manning's presumed successor. He posted 8,201 yards, 52 touchdowns and 29 interceptions during his three seasons at Duke.

Following a game-winning drive orchestrated by the rookie, the Giants went on to earn their first victory of the season, 32-31. They'll next face the Redskins on Sept. 29. 

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