Michael Strahan is the latest NY Giants legend to back Daniel Jones
If NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was looking for someone else to step up and support him heading into the 2022 campaign, he’s gotten his wish and more. That’s because a team legend and one of the best pass-rushers of all time has jumped in and made it more than clear he believes in the fourth-year signal-caller.
We’re of course talking about Michael Strahan, who will never have to pay for another beer in the New York or New Jersey area ever again. Strahan, who helped the Giants win the Super Bowl back in 2007, appeared on the Tiki and Tierney Podcast to discuss the future of this team. While speaking with fellow NY great Tiki Barber, Strahan backed Jones in the best way possible.
NY Giants legend Michael Strahan believes in Daniel Jones
"“(He’s a ) big strong talented kid who finally gets the coordinator – I think you know we saw what Josh Allen did, so I think the sky is the limit for the Giants,” Strahan said of Jones and the team’s offense as a whole."
Much has been said about Jones leading up to the season, and he’ll have even more eyes on him once training camp rolls around. After the Giants decided to decline his fifth-year option, it’s now or never for Jones to put on a show and let the front office know that he’s 100 percent worthy of a new contract.
If he struggles, then it’s lights out for his time in East Rutherford. Despite that, Jones has been calm in recent months and he was even playing with much more confidence during OTAs and minicamp. He’s working closely with head coach Brian Daboll and new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka to work on his craft and be the best he can be.
While plenty of NFL insiders are already putting together mock drafts with QBs to replace Jones, the former Duke standout and No. 6 overall pick isn’t going to let that outside noise get to him. If anything, he’ll use that as motivation to step his game up once September rolls around.
Entering Week 1 vs. the Titans, it will obviously help him knowing there’s plenty of former playmakers who believe in his abilities. This list includes Strahan, which must be humbling for Jones. Strahan has no doubt in his mind that the NY QB will help this squad get back on track in 2022.