Barring anything "crazy," Daniel Jones will start for the Giants on Sunday against the Redskins in Washington, D.C. when they play their penultimate game of the season, head coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday.
Jones has missed the last two games due to a high ankle sprain, but had been ramping up his activity at practice this week in preparation for his return.
The rookie said on Wednesday that he was progressing.
"The ankle feels good. I'm progressing," Jones said. "Hopefully I'll continue to improve throughout the week."
In Jones' absence, Eli Manning returned to the role he surrendered to Jones earlier this season and started under center against the Eagles in Philadelphia and the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.
After losing to the Eagles on the road, the Giants and Manning were victorious this past Sunday against the Dolphins as Manning got the proper sendoff he deserved in what was almost certainly his last start for Big Blue.
Now, all eyes turn back to Jones, who has shown flashes in his first campaign but still has a long way to go.
Also at stake on Sunday is position in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Giants and Redskins are both 3-11, but New York is currently in position to land the No. 2 pick due to tiebreaker scenarios. That could change on Sunday.