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Daniel Jones listed as doubtful for Week 13, likely to be replaced by Colt McCoy

Giants QB Daniel Jones is being evaluated for a hamstring injury. We break down what it means for his Week 13 status.

Trainers tend to Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants after he is injured during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Friday update: The Giants have listed Daniel Jones as doubtful for Week 13. Colt McCoy will likely get the start in his place.

Thursday update: Daniel Jones did some work on the side, but did not practice on Thursday, per Ryan Dunleavy. We can count on Colt McCoy starting in Seattle this week.

Wednesday update: Daniel Jones was not seen at practice on Wednesday, according to Dan Duggan. It’s not surprising and it is unlikely he is playing this Sunday.

Monday PM update: After undergoing an MRI on Monday, Daniel Jones has avoided a major injury and has an “outside chance” of playing Sunday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. But, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan’s source believes the quarterback will “miss some time.” These two reports appear to just be two separate reactions to the same MRI; one framed with a little more hope than the other. The Giants will likely err on the side of caution, which would mean giving Colt McCoy the start in Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Monday AM update: The Giants do not think Jones is dealing with a season-ending hamstring injury, per Pat Leonard.

The New York Giants could be without their young quarterback for at least one week, if not more. Daniel Jones suffered a hamstring injury in Week 12 during the team’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He returned for a play only to leave again and not get back on the field.

Jones is getting an MRI and additional testing on Monday to determine the extent of the injury and timeline for return, per Art Stapleton. Although he still needs to be fully evaluated, Stapleton speculated it “[w]ould seem improbable [Jones] plays in Seattle” this week.

Colt McCoy is Jones’ backup and would start in his place this coming Sunday if needed. In a replacement role, McCoy completed 6 of 10 passes for 31 yards and scrambled five times for seven yards. He has little to no upside, but McCoy offers at least a semblance of stability for the Giants while they figure out Jones’ status.