Having left all restricting 11 defenders in his wake, ran 80 yards and with simply the open field between him and a touchdown, Daniel Jones must have just been thinking about his festival.
In any case, not looking out for “The Turf Monster”, as Fox Sport’s Troy Aikman called it, proved to be the 23-year-old’s downfall.
With nobody among him and a 87-yard score, the New York Giants quarterback stumbled on the turf of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field halfway through the second from last quarter at the 8-yard line.
“I just … I don’t know … I tried to run faster than I was running and I got caught up,” Jones told SNY.tv after the game. “We finished the drive and scored a touchdown. That was a relief.”
Furthermore, despite the fact that his demonstration of preeminent physicality started a faltering Giants offense into life, Jones’ disastrous stagger was the subject of disparagement from partners uninvolved.
As the replay of his despondent outing played on the big screen in the arena, Giants linebacker Carter Coughlin and guarded lineman Leonard Williams were seen pointing and chuckling as Jones tumbled to the floor.
Despite the fact that the Giants proceeded to score their second score of the night only a couple plays later, it didn’t prevent other NFL players from messing around with the occurrence via online media.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs said: “He tripped the same way people do in scary movies when they running from the villain/bad guy.”
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was considerably more thoughtful with Jones.
“I mean I can’t even say anything cause I would never be able to run that far either,” the reigning Super Bowl winning quarterback said.
The run was the longest by a quarterback since Marcus Mariota’s 87-yard run in 2015.
Jones’ embarrassment was added to later as, subsequent to racing into a 21-10 lead, the Giants defense couldn’t stop the Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz leading them back to the 22-21 triumph.
On account of the success, the Eagles improved to 2-4-1 while the Giants fall to 1-6.