Giants QB Daniel Jones aims to be ready for training camp

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones said he’s “making progress” from his torn ACL, telling reporters Monday that he’s trending to be ready for the start of training camp this summer.

Jones added that his “neck is 100 percent healthy.”

“That was a stinger-type injury that’s pretty common in football, and that’s calmed down and I feel good,” Jones told reporters.

But all eyes are on Jones’ knee. He underwent season-ending surgery on the injured right knee in late November after sustaining the injury in a 30-6 loss at Las Vegas on Nov. 5.

While Giants head coach Brian Daboll on Monday declined to give a timeline on Jones’ recovery or whether he’s “further ahead or behind,” Jones had no such apprehension.

“The plan is to be ready to go by training camp,” he said. “So, yeah, that’s what I’m shooting for and feel good about being ready.”

The Giants signed Drew Lock as a backup this offseason and own the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft later this month. The Giants have been linked to Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. New York also has QB Tommy DeVito under contract.

Jones told reporters he believes he’s the best man for the job, when healthy.

“I do, yes.”

Jones, who signed a four-year, $160 million contract last offseason, finished with two touchdown passes and six interceptions in six games in 2023. He also missed three games with a neck injury.

Jones is 22-36-1 as a starter with 62 touchdown passes and 40 picks in 60 games (59 starts) since being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019.