New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has had an up-and-down two seasons to begin his skilled profession.
After bursting onto the scene with a legendary comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a rookie, Jones closed out his first season with 3,000-plus yards and 24 passing touchdowns. Nevertheless, he fell off a cliff in his first yr beneath offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, throwing for fewer than 3,000 yards and simply 11 touchdowns in 2020.
It’s a secret to nobody that Jones was thrown to the wolves. He was trotted on the market with a particularly younger and inexperienced offensive line, and given treasured few playmakers to assist him succeed.
Jones’ struggles had been compounded when famous person operating again Saquon Barkley was misplaced to a torn ACL in Week 2.
However coming into Yr 3, there can be no extra excuses for Jones. The Giants have gone out and added large receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross, tight finish Kyle Rudolph and operating again Devontae Booker. They may even get the aforementioned Barkley again.
Whereas there’s nonetheless work to do alongside the offensive line, Jones has in any other case been given the items he must shine. Accordingly, these at NFL Community not too long ago named Jones the No. 1 make-or-break participant headed into the 2021 season.
The Kenny Golladay signing was flat-out nice. He offers the Giants a legit No. 1 receiver. Saquon Barkley is on the street to restoration. Joe Decide did a heck of a job as a first-time head coach, squeezing six wins out of final yr’s roster.
Daniel Jones is out of excuses — if, that’s, you foolishly gave him a go within the first place. Jones was a attain at No. 6 general within the 2019 draft and has displayed an unlucky knack for turning the ball over because the Giants’ quarterback (SEE: 22 interceptions and 17 misplaced fumbles in 27 profession video games). I like how he acquired the band collectively to work out this offseason. However I feel it’s silly of John Mara to imagine, as he instructed Ian O’Connor of the New York Publish, that Jones can get you to the Tremendous Bowl. I don’t suppose he’s able to a logging successful season or turning into entrenched as Huge Blue’s QB1 for years to return.
If Jones can’t get it collectively in Yr 3, the Giants should transfer on from the quarterback — and the person who drafted him.
Adam Schein’s private opinion that John Mara, Steve Tisch, Dave Gettleman, Kevin Abrams, Chris Pettit, Joe Decide and Jason Garrett are all unsuitable and have been unsuitable on Jones apart, he’s spot with the apparent take that Jones must step up this coming season.
We will rehash all the explanations no quarterback within the NFL would have been capable of succeed with what Jones was given in 2020, however that’s water beneath the bridge at this level. The Giants stated they had been going to encompass Jones with expertise in order that he has a good shake, they usually stayed true to their phrase. The strain is now on him.