4 things we must see from Daniel Jones during the preseason

NY Giants, Daniel Jones (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants enter Year 4 of the Daniel Jones experiment and no one knows what’s going to happen in the future. Big Blue has already not picked up the fifth-year option for Jones. He’s in the last year of his rookie contract and will need to make a strong impression if he wants to stay in NY.

In 38 total games played across a three-year span, Jones has thrown for 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. He’s racked up 8,398 passing yards, while also completing 63 percent of his passes. His record as the New York Giants quarterback is 12-25. Entering his fourth pro season, his coaches and front office are looking for him to take that next step as a QB. Next, we’ll look at four things we must see Jones improve on in the preseason, with things getting started Thursday night vs. the New England Patriots.

4. Daniel Jones must take care of the football  

Arguably the biggest flaw surrounding Jones is the amount of turnovers he’s had in his short span with the Giants. In his 38 games with Big Blue, he has 49 career turnovers. This is certainly alarming to anyone who’s invested in the team. That is why head coach Brian Daboll was brought in. He’s here to fix Jones and the NY Giants offense.

When you mention Daboll’s name, you can’t help but think about the time and success he had with the Buffalo Bills and helping star Josh Allen. The NY Giants and Buffalo Bills are two completely different franchises at this point in time. Buffalo has Super Bowl aspirations, while the Giants are just trying to keep a sinking ship afloat.

All the blame for the NY Giants struggles in the past three seasons can’t all be put on Jones, and Giants owner John Mara spoke on that.

"“We’ve done everything possible to screw this kid up since he’s been here… We certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones.” – Giants co-owner John Mara"

Jones is capable of having success in this league. His rookie year in 12 games played, he had 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. This was his best season by far as a pro. Daboll and the Giants staff need to try and emulate what Jones did that season. He had his most attempts, completions, passing yards, and touchdowns in 2019. There’s still some hope that he can make the transition and lead the Giants to a successful campaign.