Hall of Famer Kurt Warner has strong message for Daniel Jones

Brian Daboll, Daniel Jones, NY Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Brian Daboll, Daniel Jones, NY Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Former star quarterback Kurt Warner knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity and having success on the gridiron. Warner not only win a Super Bowl during his incredible career, but he was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Is this the kind of person NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones should be looking up to? You better believe it.

Warner was once a grocery store checker. Then he became an MVP. He indeed knows all about proving his haters wrong and that’s exactly what he wants to see Jones do in 2022. After New York didn’t pick up his fifth-year option, everyone has basically assumed this will be Jones’ last year with the organization. Not so fast, said Warner.

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“Everybody wants to get their big deal two years before the contract is up and wants teams to commit to them for next decade, but it doesn’t work that way,” Warner told the NY Daily News. “Daniel has to be realistic and say ‘You know what? I haven’t played at that level to say I’m a franchise guy yet.’

“It doesn’t mean he can’t. The lack of weapons around him could be a reason for why he hasn’t yet. And it doesn’t mean the Giants don’t believe in you. It doesn’t mean they don’t want you to be that franchise quarterback.”

Jones, a former No. 6 overall pick, hasn’t worked out the way the New York front office thought he would. Both he and running back Saquon Barkley have been labeled as busts by countless people. These two simply need to have big years in 2022, especially Jones. The quarterback is coming off a serious neck injury that sidelined him for most of 2021.

However, Jones appears to be close to 100 percent and that injury shouldn’t limit him whatsoever this season. Jones is hoping that he can have a big campaign. If he does, New York could present him with a handsome new contract offer. If he struggles, then his time as the Giants’ starter will surely come to an end.

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Despite that, plenty of the squad’s supporters have strong belief that Jones will be able to get back on track this fall. It could turn out to be a strong season for the G-Men. If you ask Warner, he thinks Jones will be ready to silence a large amount of his critics as well.