Joe Judge reaffirms commitment to Daniel Jones as NY Giants’ QB of the future
Daniel Jones and Joe Judge still believe the quarterback is the answer for the NY GIants moving forward
The NY Giants still believe in Daniel Jones.
That was Joe Judge’s message to reporters this week.
"“Yeah, I’ve seen enough growth from Daniel to tell us he’s a guy we want to go ahead and play with,” Judge told reporters Monday. “In terms of the business aspect of it and different things, I’ll let different departments in this organization handle that stuff. I’ll coach the players.”"
The Giants shut down Jones for the season, who now has a career 12-25 record in 37 starts, due to a neck injury suffered in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. But, New York has a monumental decision to make this offseason, regarding Jones’ fifth-year option for the 2023 season that would guarantee him $21.39 million that season.
Despite playing behind a patchwork offensive line, facing pressure on 23 percent of his dropbacks this season, and leading a supporting cast besieged by injuries, Jones completed a career-high 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions.
Not exactly the kind of production that inspires confidence that a young quarterback can emerge into the upper-echelon of the league’s passers.
But, Jones hopes and believes he can be part of the NY Giants’ future and a driver of a franchise renaissance.
"“I’ve spoken to Joe and we’ve had conversations about that, but like I said, I think there’s things that I need to improve on,” Jones told reporters Wednesday. “There’s things he expects me to improve on going forward. I understand that and obviously take that very seriously. That’s kind of my approach.“We’ve all got to work to improve to make sure we’re moving forward as a team and in a better position next year. I think the best way we’re going to do that right now is finishing this season strong and making sure we are prepared and play our best ball these last three weeks.”"