2. Taking a step forward with the new NY Giants offense
Jones is going into yet another new style of offense in his short NFL career. In his rookie season, the offense was run by at the time head coach Pat Shurmur. He was fired after that season and then Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator from 2020-21. Garrett was fired during the season by head coach Joe Judge, who then himself was fired at season’s end. Talk about a mess. Now, Jones is ready to learn from Daboll and new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
Despite his ups and downs throughout training camp, Jones is still optimistic that this will be the season that he and the offense flourish together.
"“I think going into year four, I’m a more experienced player,” Jones said this summer. “I think I’m a better player than in years past. So, I feel more comfortable from that standpoint and from what I’m seeing and making decisions. And as it relates to this offense and this scheme, it gives a quarterback a lot of options, and it allows for a quarterback to use what he knows and distribute the ball based on that. So, I’ve enjoyed working in this offense so far, and like I said, we’ve got a lot of work to do. But it’s been fun working with coach Daboll and his staff and working in this offense.”"
One can only hope that this is the year it all clicks for Jones. Giants fans know the struggle it’s been with him, and even before his rookie season in 2019. Nobody’s asking for a Super Bowl this season; just take the team in a step in the right direction.