ESPN bullish on NY Giants’ Daniel Jones

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (Image via The Record)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (Image via The Record) /

This offseason for the NY Giants has been primarily about upgrading Daniel Jones’ supporting cast as the quarterback enters a pivotal third NFL season, and the organization has largely accomplished that feat even before the 2021 NFL Draft.

After no NY Giants receiver caught more than three touchdown passes in 2020, and Jones regressed rather dramatically while tossing just 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, NY Giants general manager Dave Gettleman went shopping at the top of the receiver market, and bagged the top available wideout Kenny Golladay. For good measure, the NY Giants took a low-risk, high-reward gamble on former first-round pick John Ross.

There are even rumblings among NFL scouts that Gettleman is eyeing Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith with the No. 11 overall pick, which would certainly upgrade the NY Giants’ passing game to a Ferrari from a VW van.

Still, everything about the NY Giants’ trajectory towards competitiveness hinges on Jones.

And ESPN is bullish that the former No. 6 overall pick takes a significant leap in 2020 and beyond, thanks in part to Gettleman’s additions around him:

"Three years from now, what will we be saying about the 2021 decisions at QB?The Giants’ patience paid off. Jones at that point will have developed into a pretty good quarterback. He can run, throw and cut down on the turnovers that plagued him early in his career. The Giants also (law of averages) have won more games the past few years than the first two seasons of his pro career. Not too hard considering the Giants struggled while winning 10 games combined in 2019 and 2020."

Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between the Hashmarks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.