Another week, another jam-packed few days of NFL action to review. The Blue Zone takes a look at how former Blue Devils across the league performed in Week Five:
Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants
In the second quarter of New York's blowout loss to the Cowboys Sunday, Daniel Jones collided head-to-head with linebacker Jabril Cox as Jones lunged for the goal line. Despite his grit and determination on the play, Jones was carted to the locker room and diagnosed with a concussion, and the Giants fell 44-20. The team did score on the fourth-and-goal play immediately after the concussion to tie the game, but backup quarterback Mike Glennon couldn’t propel the offense much further.
Jones has been largely improved in his third season. He has only turned the ball over twice and tallied more than 400 passing yards for the first time a week ago against New Orleans. He was 5-for-13 passing with 98 yards against Dallas at the time of his injury. It remains to be seen whether Jones will be cleared for Sunday as the Giants take on the Rams in New York.
Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets
In his second outing of the season, Jamison Crowder hauled in four of his six targets for 24 yards, much less than in his return game the week before. However, quarterback Zach Wilson did spread the ball around; the Jets' leading receiver on the day was Corey Davis, who totaled only 45 yards. It’s a tough situation for the veteran Crowder in a developing offense, but Wilson clearly trusts Crowder—that much was evident as Crowder caught a game-tying score in the fourth quarter of last week's overtime win against the Titans. Crowder's production should trend up as the season progresses and Wilson gets more comfortable, and the pair could prove to be a dynamic offensive duo.
Michael Carter II, CB, New York Jets
The Jets have had a rough start to the season. The team's youth is showing as the offense has struggled to put up points, but as with any young team, there are always flashes of potential and hope. Michael Carter, a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, has been one of those flashes. He has flown under the radar this season, but he stands third on the team in tackles with 27 through five games. The rookie also has two tackles for loss and two passes defended. Most recently, he recovered a fumble in the team's loss to the Falcons in London. Carter is one to watch for as he has the potential to become a mainstay of New York's secondary.