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Did QBs Daniel Jones and Taylor Heinicke show enough Thursday night to suggest they are the future of their NFL franchises?

Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) passes the ball as New York Giants linebacker Azeez Ojulari (51) defends in the fourth quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants and Washington Football Team battled it out Thursday night in a divisional matchup with a wild finish that saw Washington snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. 

The most interesting question surrounding both of these franchises is at the quarterback position, where Daniel Jones and Taylor Heinicke are auditioning to prove they can be the long-term answer despite vastly different backgrounds.


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Jones is a former No. 6 overall pick entering a critical, make-or-break third season with a supporting cast that has improved in some areas but stagnated in others. Heinicke was an undrafted prospect who spent time in the XFL. He was almost out of the game entirely before being signed by Washington as the team’s “quarantine quarterback” last year and ended up starting a playoff game against Tom Brady when injuries struck.

So did either player show us enough on Thursday night to change their career trajectory?

Dropbacks Big-Time
Throws
Adj Comp % aDOT
Daniel Jones 38 2 78.10% 11.0
Taylor Heinicke 50 3 81.80% 8.1

Daniel Jones deserved better on Thursday

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