2. Flashes of potential
Jones has had a very up-and-down career thus far with the Giants. Despite this, Jones has shown tons of potential to be a very good QB, especially when you consider the lack of quite literally anything stable around him.
We have seen flashes of what Jones can be when the team plays well around him, such as in Week 4 of last season against the Saints – when the offensive line did not give up a single sack and played very well overall.
In this game, Jones completed 28 of his 40 pass attempts for 402 yards, two TDs and one interception. It is also worth mentioning that Jones’ lone interception came off of an end-of-the-half Hail Mary attempt.
Jones certainly still has his issues, though, and this should not be forgotten. Last year he showed a tendency to stare down receivers, making it easy for DBs to make reads off of him. Despite this, we still believe Jones has shown enough potential to make it worth keeping him as the starter to begin the season.