3. Brian Daboll can’t be afraid to pull Daniel Jones
One of the biggest keys to a successful Giants season is the quarterback play. Jones hasn’t proven that he is capable of being the long-term answer at QB for New York. Joe Schoen didn’t draft him and Daboll doesn’t need to depend on him if things aren’t going well.
Jones has had numerous chances to show he is ready to be the Giants franchise quarterback. Over and over he fails to showcase potential. Through three seasons, Jones’ record as the starting QB is just 12-25.
Turnovers are something that has haunted the 25-year-old quarterback, as he’s thrown 29 interceptions throughout 38 career games. Fans have also become accustomed to seeing Jones fumble the football. Throughout three seasons, he has a total of 36 fumbles.
Jones has flaws. He doesn’t make the best decisions with the football, and has a tendency to hold on to the ball for too long. As bad as the offensive line has been, a lot of the times when the young QB gets sacked because he’s holding onto the ball.
This Giants offense has weapons. Barkley has all the talent in the world, but since his rookie season he hasn’t been able to find his groove. Hopefully Daboll can get Barkley involved in the passing game more, which is where he thrived in his rookie season.
Golladay is also expected to have a big year. In 14 games last season he was targeted less than 80 times. When he gets open he needs the ball in his hands, that is why the Giants brought him here. Last season Jones held on to the ball very long, and didn’t get it to New York’s big target. In 2018 and 2019 when he was targeted over 100 times he didn’t disappoint, as he had consecutive 1,000 receiving yard seasons.
In addition, the Giants also have Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton. If Jones cannot move the ball down the field, then Taylor might be the best option to run New York’s offense.