With NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones struggling a bit to start off camp, some scribes and fans have already been calling for Tyrod Taylor to get a look. Seriously? People are already thinking about not giving Jones a chance to lead the team out come Week 1?
Despite this, we think it’s very clear that Jones should be the starting QB at least to start the season. While Taylor is certainly a solid option at QB, there are several reasons as to why Jones should be starting ahead of him.
On top of this, regardless of how Jones plays, something NY Giants fans must understand is that 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is not the answer. Not only is he making way too much money, there is simply no point in giving up assets for the 30 year old QB. With that being said, here are three reasons the NY Giants must stick with Jones before going with Tyrod Taylor or trading for Jimmy G.
3. The issues with Daniel Jones are becoming massively overblown
A lot of talk on Jones getting benched came after NY Giants insider Pat Leonard wrote a story on just how bad the offense looked during a camp session. With Jones looking so rough, Leonard really opened the door for Taylor to get a strong look from Daboll sooner than later. Despite this, when considering the offense they were running that day, Jones did not do that bad at all.
Considering the third and long offense, combined with the absence of starting center Jon Feliciano due to heat-related issues, Jones truly did not have that bad of a practice. Could he be better running the offense? Sure.
While obviously an interception by Darnay Holmes that day is not a good thing to look at, it was more of a great play by Holmes, who has had an absolutely fantastic camp, than anything else. Don’t get us wrong, Jones has not been perfect during camp thus far, not at all. However, it’s simply too early to pull the plug. Jones was a No. 6 overall pick and he’s learning a new system. He’s got to get more reps and some game action to see what he’s made of.