Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but an NFL insider has little faith in NY Giants fourth-year quarterback Daniel Jones. The former No. 6 overall pick is in a contract year and he’s quite literally playing for his future this upcoming season. Some believe he has what it takes to earn an extension, while others think he’ll be out the door.
Go ahead and put CBS’ Chris Trapasso on the list of people who think Jones will be packing his bags next offseason and leaving his apartment in Hoboken to try and find a new team. In his latest piece, Trapasso took a look at fourth-year signal-callers in the league and he indeed thinks Jones will be one and done suiting up for head man Brian Daboll.
NY Giants QB Daniel Jones may be out of a job next offseason
"“By now, I feel like I know what Jones will give the Giants and who he is as an NFL quarterback. He’s more competent than many naysayers — including myself — believed he’d be when he entered the league. And the environment around him is better. The coaching will be the best he’s had. He’s also in a contract year. Jones will be a touch better. But not enough for the Giants to consider extending him while simultaneously passing on a young, super-talented passer in next year’s draft.”"
If you ask Trapasso, the writing is on the wall for Jones, who has struggled during his time with the Giants. NY has been linked to several star quarterbacks for next year’s draft, including Heisman winner Bryce Young, Will Levis and others. Jones is hoping things will change for Big Blue, however, and he’ll have some job security sooner than later.
Jones has plenty of people in his corner, including Eli Manning and so many others. The QB also has the trust of Daboll and new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. A rejuvenated Saquon Barkley and improved offensive line will also help. Will it be enough for Jones to be electric in 2022 and save his job? Trapasso doesn’t believe that’s going to be the case.