17. So Close… Yet So Far
Daniel Jones had the unenviable task of taking over from Eli Manning. Somehow, he managed to avoid the criticism that the likes of Sam Darnold and Carson Wentz endured because everybody forgot that he existed. Everybody that is except for New York fans who watch him every week. One moment in 2020 stands out because it was hilarious and it summed him up as a player.
The Giants played the Eagles when Jones found himself in space. He sprinted for 80 yards before falling over his own feet. “It was such a Giants thing to happen,” said John Gromadzki. “If it was the Jets, he would have given himself a concussion.” This moment is guaranteed to become a historic NFL blooper because it was so laughable. Maybe Sam Darnold’s ghost tripped him up.