The 2020 NFC East in one moment: Daniel Jones had a wide-open TD, then just fell on his face
Daniel Jones’ teammates on the New York Giants had to laugh, even though he’d just cost them an easy touchdown and the lead. What else could you do?
Jones had the most wide-open field you’ll see in an NFL game. He completely fooled the Philadelphia Eagles on a read option, ran around right tackle and was off to the races. Jones is fast and nobody on the Eagles was going to catch him. Fox said Jones reached 21.2 miles per hour on the run. He had nothing but green grass in front of him. It was an easy touchdown as all he had to do was keep running.
And somehow, Jones fell down. He didn’t trip. He didn’t hit a bad part of the turf. He simply fell over.
“I tried to run faster than I was running and got caught up,” Jones said postgame.
He got 80 yards when 88 would have been a touchdown.
Daniel Jones’ teammates got a good laugh on the sidelines 😅 pic.twitter.com/Pgs1QLeYvm
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 23, 2020
Fox showed a clip of the Giants’ sideline, and Jones’ teammates watching the replay and laughing. Sometimes, that’s the only reaction. Especially when you play in the NFC East, the only division without a winning team this season.
Longest QB runs of last 25 years
Terrelle Pryor, 93 yards, TD
Colin Kaepernick, 90 yards, TD
Marcus Mariota, 87 yards, TD
Kordell Stewart, 80 yards, TD
Daniel Jones, 80 yards, invisible assassin
Steve Bono, 76 yards, TD
Robert Griffin III, 76 yards, TD
— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) October 23, 2020
The drive ended up being OK. A pass interference penalty gave the Giants a first-and-goal, and Wayne Gallman scored a 1-yard touchdown. Jones can laugh at the blooper, knowing that at least the Giants ended up scoring.
“That was a relief, to me, for sure,” Jones said.
And make no mistake: Jones will hear plenty about that one, especially after the Eagles rallied for the 22-21 win.
Patrick Mahomes in awe of the run
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl- and MVP-winning quarterback gave his humble assessment of Jones’ run among the plethora of jokes on social media.
I mean i can’t even say anything cause i would never be able to run that far either 😂😂😂😂
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 23, 2020
He wasn’t the only one in the league with jokes on Twitter.
Daniel pick yo feet up 😂😂 https://t.co/TNaM08IOVR
— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) October 23, 2020
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