NY Giants’ hot seat tracker: Taking temperatures entering 2021
NY Giants Quarterback: Daniel Jones
Hot Seat Temperature: High
Daniel Jones may only have one more NFL season to prove himself.
It’s the sad shelf life of a young, unproven former 1st round quarterback who hasn’t proven himself through two years. It’s a rocky and slippery slope to look at and deal with, but it’s the new territory for developing and working with quarterbacks on rookie contracts.
Unofficially, you will see what you will get with most NFL QBs by the end of year three. That is a fair body of work to look at, analyze, and judge the film to decide whether said quarterback can be your guy for the next 5 years and beyond with a newly deserving mega-contract.
Jones has had his fair share of bumps with ups and downs along the road his first two years. The positives in Jones’ game are his work ethic, his intelligence, his leadership abilities, his athleticism and speed, and his intriguing rookie season. In 2019, Jones had four games with 300 yards and four or more touchdowns.
The negatives, however, paint a far cloudier picture than what the positives hope to reveal for the future. Jones’ injuries, fumbling issues, risky throws, and decision-making haven’t been good enough through 26 games. His processing speed has been too slow at times which has caused detrimental things to happen to the Giants’ offense.
Jones now has the weapons in place for him to truly succeed and take the next step as a franchise quarterback. If he can’t get it done this year, the Giants may likely look to move on and replace their 2019 1st round pick.