1) QB Daniel Jones
Jones currently pacing the Giants’ offense as its highest-graded player is kind of emblematic of how much this group has struggled through the first seven weeks.
Despite currently ranking 24th in the league with 1,410 passing yards, tossing just five touchdowns, which is the 3rd fewest in the NFL, seven interceptions, and having the 22nd ranked quarterback rating at 60.6, somehow Jones is the Giants’ most dominant offensive player.
Turnovers continue to dog the second-year quarterback, who now has more turnovers (23) than games started (20). It’s nearly impossible to be competitive in the NFL with a quarterback with such a propensity for tuning the ball over.
PFF lists Jones as the No. 17th ranked quarterback in the league.
In fairness to Jones, the Giants’ offensive line has fallen dramatically short of expectations, despite drafting Andrew Thomas No. 4 overall and acquiring Kevin Zeitler via a trade with the Browns last spring, and losing Saquon Barkley for the season with a torn ACL back in Week 2 certainly has had a negative impact on Jones’ development.
However, at 1-6, and given the only things consistent about Jones at the moment are his ability to break off a big run (he leads the Giants with 296 rushing yards) and giving the ball away at inopportune times, this season feels far more like an audition than an affirmation that Jones can develop into an elite franchise quarterback.