In their first game of the 2022 NFL season, Daniel “Danny Dimes” Jones led the New York Giants to an upset win over the Tennessee Titans. The Giants selected Jones with the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. There are high expectations that come with being selected in the top 10 and so far Jones has not met those standards. Daniel’s record as a starting quarterback is 13-25 and the Giants declined his fifth year option. This summer an anonymous NFL coach said 2022 will be Jones’ last season with the New York..
Many football experts believe the Giants will pursue another quarterback if this season is another unsuccessful one for Jones. It’s important to note that the environment of the organization where a quarterback is drafted can make or break a career. Jones is in his fourth year and is already on his third head coach. Young quarterbacks need consistency and a head coach that knows how to put them in the best positions to be successful.
Brian Daboll is exactly what Jones needed in a head coach. Daboll previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills where he worked to develop Josh Allen. Allen is one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL, so any development for Jones trending toward replicating Allen’s ability would be phenomenal. In just their first game together, Daboll and Jones beat the reigning number one seed in the AFC playoffs in the Tennessee Titans. The Giants signal-caller was locked in week one as he and Josh Allen were the only two quarterbacks with zero off target throws in week one.
Jones has the ability to be a dual threat quarterback as he constantly ran when needed for positive yardage. Also, he regularly threw accurate balls while on the run to receivers that were tightly covered.
Coach Daboll knows how to get the best out of Jones to elevate the entire team. The Giants have a good run and pass balance to control the clock to limit opposing teams possessions and score when needed. Jones has never had a coach that could hold him accountable and teach him how to better execute the offensive gameplan until now.
Brian Daboll not happy with Daniel Jones pic.twitter.com/9BzGXtP63q
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) September 11, 2022
As long as Saquan Barkley can continue to play at a high level, he will help Jones not feel pressured to take a lot of chances. I expect Jones to continue to soak in knowledge from Daboll and lead the Giants to a conference championship appearance for the first time since 2011.