1. This is Daniel Jones’ make-or-break season
After the NY Giants declined Jones’ fifth year option, it became very clear that this was potentially his last season with the team. If Jones plays well, he will likely earn a contract extension. If he does not, then the team lets him go, simple as that.
With that in mind, it doesn’t make sense to pull a move like this just to not at least see what Jones has in a new system, behind a revamped offensive line. If he underperforms early on this season, then you can start Taylor. However, we don’t see why you put a QB in this situation just to bench him before the campaign starts.
While it is much too early to tell how Jones will play this season, we believe that behind a new and improved offensive line, alongside playing for a seemingly competent coaching staff for the first time in his career, it will do wonders for the 25 year old.
Entering the 2022 season, Jones has a lot of weight on his shoulders. If he can manage to shake this weight off and rise to the occasion, he will likely earn his next contract with the team and become the franchise QB of the NY Giants. If not, then it will be time for the NY Giants to re-enter the QB market through the draft, free agency, or a possible trade. Only time will tell what will happen to the young QB.