QB Daniel Jones needs to put it all together.
With doubt spreading throughout the Giants fanbase about the team’s current signal caller, QB Daniel Jones’ window of opportunity to cement his role as the franchise quarterback is slowly narrowing.
While he’s proven he can play the position (both in terms of rushing with the football when necessary in addition to orchestrating an effective passing game), his performance following the Giants’ Week 11 BYE will be a turning point in the perception that his turnover problem could result in management looking for a replacement.
Through 10 games this season, Jones has just 2,122 passing yards and 8 TDs, which don’t measure up well with his 2019 stats where he posted 3,027 passing yards and 24 TDs in 13 games. However, if his team’s back to back wins in Week 8 and 9 are any indication, it’s that Jones has it in him to play turnover-free football and perform well under center.
Only he can change the narrative surrounding his quarterback play this early in his career.
In fact, after defeating Washington and then the Eagles in back-to-back weeks, the Giants enter their BYE having won two consecutive games for the first time since December of 2019 – in Eli Manning’s last career start against the Miami Dolphins and then Daniel Jones’ thrilling road-OT win in Washington.
Overall, Jones controls his own fate; especially with this unique opportunity to win a division title despite the team’s lackluster 3-7 record. The talent around him (WRs/O-line) can’t be made into excuses for his mistakes under center. He has 6 games left this season to prove why he’s the quarterback to lead them to a Super Bowl one day – and that starts with being smarter with the football.