Leading up to Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will continue to be a major topic of conversation. While some people think he won’t be able to do big things this year, the same can’t be said for first-year Giants head coach Brian Daboll. Nope, Daboll has liked what he’s seen from Jones this offseason.
While Jones did struggle at times during OTAs and minicamp with turnovers, Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have been talking him up for a while now. Overall, Daboll said he’s been pleased with the progress the Giants have been able to make over the last month. This includes the play of Jones.
NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll is ready for Daniel Jones to deliver
"“I think that’s important to get input from the quarterback in terms of what he feels comfortable with, while at the same time, showing him some new things that maybe can help him,” Daboll said via the team website. “At the end of the day, the offense is obviously going to go through our quarterback and there’s got to be good give and take with that between the head coach, the coordinator and the quarterback. That’s I’d say a pretty special relationship between the three of those guys.”"
Jones has been working closely with Daboll, while also connecting around the clock with Kafka. The earlier Kafka and Jones can build a strong relationship, the better. It’s been stated multiple times, but former offensive coordinator Jason Garrett was clearly holding Jones back last year. Now, both Daboll and Kafka and ready to let Jones be more free in running the offense.
Injuries for the wideouts was a major concern during minicamp, as Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shephard and Kadarius Toney weren’t able to fully participate in practices. Once training camp arrives in late July, however, all three should be good to go and there will be no excuses for them in trying to master the new offense. There will be loads of pressure on Jones to get them game ready too.
Again, plenty of people are going to keep doubting Jones. A lot of fans are fully expecting this to be Jones’ final season with the team, as a lot of supporters are hoping NY uses its 2023 first-round pick on an exciting new quarterback. Before that happens, though, Jones will try and have a major say in preventing that from happening.