Giants fans are sharing the (un)official Daniel Jones apology form after the QB silenced his critics with a sensational performance vs the Vikings.
The New York Giants enjoyed their first playoff win in eleven years on Sunday after beating the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 on Wild Card Weekend.
The Giants and first-year head coach Brian Daboll will now advance to play the No.1 seed and NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles in next weekend’s divisional play-offs.
Daniel Jones shines in win over Vikings
In particular, the game was a standout moment for quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 78 yards in what was his first career playoff game.
The 25-year-old former Duke quarterback also became the first quarterback in NFL history with 300-plus passing yards, two-plus passing touchdowns and 70-plus rushing yards in a postseason game. The 379 total yards were the second-most in a game in Giants playoff history, and the 78 rushing yards were a Giants playoff record for a quarterback.
“I just kind of felt it as the game unfolded and took advantage of some of those opportunities,” Jones said. Head coach Brian Daboll added: “I’ve said it all year, he’s been good for us. He continues to be good for us. And he played a good game… As the leader of our football team, I’m proud of him.”
Giants fans are asking haters to fill out the Daniel Jones apology form
It’s been quite the turnaround for Jones. His season started with the Giants announcing they would not be picking up the fifth-year option on his Jones’ contract.
Since then he has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and has become the youngest quarterback in Giants franchise history to win a playoff game since Eli Manning.
It’s fair to say that many of the fans who had written Jones off have been forced to eat their words. On Twitter, fans are sharing the Daniel Jones apology form – a joke form for haters to informally apologize to Jones for saying he wasn’t up to it.
The apology form provides several options under the heading ‘reasons for behaviour’. Options include ‘media told me he wasn’t good’, ‘Duke always beats my basketball team, and, ‘Cowboys, Eagles, or Commanders fan’:
Next up for the the Giants is a road game against the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles. New York lost both games against its division rival this season, and will need another career performance from Jones to advance once again.