The long list of people who have little faith in NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones leading up to the 2022 campaign continues to grow. While head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka are now in East Rutherford and have provided plenty of excitement, not everyone thinks Jones will turn a corner this fall.
During OTAs and minicamp, the fourth-year signal-caller looked sharp at times, but he also struggled with turnovers. This was disappointing to see. If you ask CBS insider Emory Hunt, Jones’ issues with interceptions continues to be a problem and he has no issue saying that this should be his final campaign running the show for the G-Men. Not only that, Hunt thinks Tyrod Taylor could replace him early on this fall.
Will this be the final year with the NY Giants for Daniel Jones?
"“I strongly believe the Giants should move on from Daniel Jones,” Hunt said of the NY quarterback. “It’s fun to watch the practices play out because he (Daboll) did mention he wants to coach Daniel Jones to be a little more free, a little bit more aggressive and not worry about turning the ball over. We’ve seen a lot of interceptions in practice – we saw a pick-six the other day by Adoree’ Jackson. Yeah, you want a guy to play freely, but we’ve seen this turnover story time and time again.”"
Hunt predicted that Jones could lose his starting job to Taylor by Week 4 or Week 6, which is wild to think about. Taylor was signed by the Giants to provide some veteran experience for the quarterbacks room and to push Jones a bit. From the look of Hunt’s take, he thinks Daboll will have no choice but to make a switch at QB if the defense is getting the job done, but the offense can’t get out of its own way.
Jones simply has not lived up to the expectations of being a No. 6 overall pick, but people think this can be his year to break out now that he’s working closely with Daboll and Kafka. Jones is saying all the right things and he’s looking more confident out on the field, but the turnovers are still being recorded.
Taylor hasn’t been perfect either, but he’s most definitely giving a lot of folks something to think about with his style of play. If Jones doesn’t get the job done once the regular season arrives, Daboll may be forced to make a tough decision. Hunt thinks it will be an easy one, and that the Giants head coach shouldn’t hesitate in sending Taylor out onto the field.