This upcoming season is a true make-or-break year for New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. Heading into Year 4, Jones will yet again be trying to prove that he is the man for the job in New York. After the Giants chose to not pick up his fifth-year option, there is uncertainty on whether this will be his final season with the team or not.
During the first week of training camp, Jones looked efficient. He threw the ball well and seemed to have a solid connection with many of his receivers. This includes rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson. The two have connected on multiple big plays already.
But after the first day of this week’s training camp, Jones has seemed to have lost his groove a little bit. He had some notable throws, but for the most part, Jones did not have his best outing.
4. A rough day overall for Daniel Jones
Jones didn’t have a noteworthy performance on Monday. He finished the day with five completed passes on 13 total attempts. His most notable throw came on a completion to Robinson.
Many of the areas where Jones shined last week were the areas that he struggled on Monday. With the pads now being on the players, you have to hope that this isn’t the reason for his issues. Jones has never been notoriously accurate or inaccurate. He finished his rookie season with a 61.9% completion percentage. In each year since it has gotten better. In 2021, it rose to 64.3%. His career average is now 62.8%.
A poor day for Jones doesn’t mean that he can’t throw the ball well. Some of these incompletions could be attributed to drops by receivers, good defense, or just miscommunication. Steady improvement should give the Giants the confidence they need in their quarterback.