Quarterback Daniel Jones
August 17, 2021
Q: How much does being smart off the field translate to being football smart?
A: Yeah, being smart certainly helps, and I think you can apply that to a lot of areas of your life. Same way as being smart probably helps in your job. I think guys have a feel for football too, and there’s something to be said for football instincts and football feel as well.
Q: It seems like you stayed dialed in on the sideline the other night, what exactly did you do to stay engaged even though you weren’t playing
A: I think everyone was throughout the game. Just staying dialed into the calls and trying to see the defense going through the game as if you were playing, as if you were out there, seeing coverage, seeing pressure and having those conversations when the offense came off the field and talking about the next drive, the next series. I thought it was good practice for everyone in the game, everyone not in the game. I think everyone stayed dialed in and kind of went through that process.
Q: How much trust do you have to have in the Browns in the next couple of days that they’re not going to do anything in practice that puts you in danger.
A: I’ve never been to a joint practice before, I’m looking forward to it. I think that’s understood when you come together as a team that you’re going to practice a certain way and be smart and take care of one another. I certainly expect them to do that.
Q: Is it a major change when you’re in a three-person quarterback room and one guy gets waived?
A: I think that’s part of this job. Part of the NFL in my first few years that I’ve learned is it changes a lot; the team changes a lot and you’ve got to be able to adapt to change. We’ll do that going forward certainly. We’ll miss Clayton, but we’ve got to be able to do that.
Q: We talked to (President and Chief Executive Officer) John Mara today, so I’m just curious about your relationship with the owner of the team. Does he have a policy where you can just walk in once a week or once a month and shoot the breeze with him? What’s your relationship? He obviously supports you.
A: I certainly feel like I have a good relationship with Mr. Mara and talk to him every now and then, (I) see him around the building. I think that’s something that a lot of people say is how involved the Maras and the Tisches are and they’re here every day working. I think we all have a good relationship.