Mullens has trended down since his hot start against the Raiders, which includes leading the 9ers to just nine points against the Bucs defense this past week. This week Mullens gets the nod against against the Seahawks.
Daniel Jones has been named the New York Giants starting quarterback, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, will replace Eli Manning as the starter following the Giants' 0-2 start.
We saw this coming Monday as the HC Pat Shurmur didn't commit to Manning starting in Week 3, after the Giants struggled over the first two weeks. Manning is 56-for-89 with two TDs and two INTs this season. As we also reported Monday, the Giants defense is probably the team's bigger problem, but Manning wasn't the team's long term solution at QB, so it was only a matter of time before their first round pick took over job. Jones looked good in the preseason and will get a full week of work before a winable game at Tampa Bay in Week 3, and then at home against Washington in Week 4. Jones certainly offers more upside than Manning in terms of fantasy, but potential Jones owners can also expect some growing pains along the way.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made an early departure for the locker room prior to halftime of Monday night’s 23-3 win over the New York Jets.
“I was cramping all game,” Beckham said to Lisa Salters of ESPN. “I’ve been trying to stay hydrated, drinking more water and I just couldn’t find a way to not cramp. When I was running down there I was just praying I was going to make it. I gave it all I had and just had to kick it into overdrive.”
Beckham returned for the second half and finished the night with six catches for 161 yards and a touchdown. The story said Beckham has dealt with cramping and dehydration issues in games before, pointing to a Philly-Giants game last year.
He has a shot to play in Sunday’s AFC showdown with the Ravens, Pelissero went on to say. With Williams also dealing with an injury (groin), suddenly Thompson could be in store for the most work in this backfield. It's a situation to monitor even though the matchup against Baltimore will be a tough one.