X-factor #5: Daniel Jones
It’s now or never for Daniel Jones. The clock has far run out for the NY Giants to have found a way to win one game this year.
Jones’ hasn’t been the offense’s primary issue, but he hasn’t done enough to help mask or overcome his team’s glaring issues on offense. The organization needs to see if Jones can be a quarterback who can elevate his supporting cast around him and make them better instead of just being a check down, short passing QB.
The team made a huge decision when they drafted Daniel #6 overall less than two years ago. His rookie year start was far more promising than his sophomore year start.
Jones should look no further than the opposite sideline Sunday as evidence to what happens when you keep struggling at quarterback, whether you’re a talented, young, or recent high draft pick or not. Dwayne Haskins has been benched and placed in Washington’s doghouse, being demoted to QB #3 along with trade rumors swirling over his future with the team.
Jones has to show he can get a win in a game that the GMen should win. Big Blue is favored and if #8 can’t lead his team to victory this weekend, it’s very fair to wonder when he will this season.
The quarterback matchup will be friendly this week whoever it is that Jones’ is matched up against. He better outduel his opponent or the NY Giants’ faithful will only continue to have doubts.