First, NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley saw an unknown NFL coach blast him, saying that the former No. 2 overall pick doesn’t know how to play his position. Now, it looks like signal-caller Daniel Jones has to put up with a similar take from another assistant who didn’t want his name out there.
Indeed, The Athletic’s Mike Sando recently dropped a story with his ranking of quarterbacks by tier, with Jones of course not being anywhere near the top. With that, however, an anonymous coach indeed called out the Giants quarterback, saying that this will no question be his final year in East Rutherford.
Unknown NFL coach takes a swipe at NY Giants signal-caller Daniel Jones
"“I think he is a classic case of a guy who didn’t have enough reps coming out and then realizing pretty quickly, ‘guess what, it is hard to develop quarterback play with a truncated offseason unless you are doing that on your own,’” the unknown coach told The Athletic. “I think this will be the last season he (Jones) is a starter and the last season we are talking about him. The same goes for Drew Lock, Mitch Trubisky, all those guys.”"
Per The Athletic, Jones is the No. 30 quarterback in the game. That’s another shot in itself, as Sando clearly doesn’t have much faith that the former Duke standout will be able to turn things around even with Brian Daboll taking over as the new head coach and Mike Kafka coming in as offensive coordinator.
Countless people have shown little faith in Jones, but that hasn’t been the case for Daboll and Co. They are ready to ride with him as the starter to open the 2022 season to see how much he’s been able to not only improve, but also learn the new offensive system. If Jones struggles, it could be Tyrod Taylor time before you know it.
Right now, Jones enters training camp playing for his future with the NFC East side. Anything other than a head-turning fall and winter will result in him not getting a new contract from Joe Schoen, while the Giants would then shift their focus to landing a franchise quarterback via the 2023 NFL Draft. This unknown coach appears ready to bet the farm that Jones won’t be back at MetLife Stadium at this time next summer.