From daily breakdowns of his offseason performance to prop bets around when he would throw his first preseason interception, everyone has had an opinion about Jones.
The Giants aren’t doing Jones any favors by giving him his first career start at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Since 2009, rookie quarterbacks making their first career start on the road are 10-18 (.357), although they have gone 13-14-1 against the spread in those 28 games, according to CBS Sports.
PointsBet has the Giants as a 6.5-point underdog with a +230 moneyline to beat the Bucs, and the sportsbook is offering an OddsBoost from -335 to +100 that Jones will throw at least one touchdown on Sunday.
FanDuel is offering +480 on Jones throwing for at least 250 yards — and the Giants pulling the upset. The book’s -122 Over/Under on his passing yards Sunday is 231.5
DraftKings has some bigger-picture odds, with a -121 moneyline that Jones will throw for fewer than 3,100.5 yards this season (the Over is +100). Jones earning the Week 3 nod did vault his Offensive Rookie of the Year odds to +1000, behind only Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (+175), Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (+500) and Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (+600).
“I feel like I’m ready to embrace it,” Jones said. “I think focusing on what we’re doing here, focusing on what we’re doing in the building and our preparation with my teammates, with my coaches. Narrowing that focus to being here in the moment in this week, I think, is important with that. I feel like I can embrace that, and I am looking forward to the opportunity. ”
–Field Level Media