Is Daniel Jones playing for his NY Giants future against the Commanders?

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

The storylines leading up to the Sunday Night Football showdown against the Washington Commanders are endless for the NY Giants. The pressure is on for Week 15, as the G-Men need to record a win if they want to keep their chances high of making the postseason. Daniel Jones is going to have to play brilliantly – there are no excuses.

This is the kind of matchup he’s been dreaming of. Both NY and Washington are 7-5-1 on the season. The two NFC East squads are desperate to come out on top to help ensure they can potentially grab an NFC Wild Card spot.

Jones has the chance to make a statement vs. the Commanders. If he powers the team to a win, it could help him make Joe Schoen realize that he deserves a new deal. If Jones blows it and the Giants put up a stinker, then what happens?

NY Giants QB Daniel Jones must deliver vs. the Washington Commanders

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the contest vs. Washington and the remaining games on the schedule will play a big role in whether or not Jones returns to the team next season. That’s indeed a ton of pressure for the fourth-year signal-caller, but the stage is set for him to show why he should be the leader of this offense for the next few years.

Jones has been inconsistent at times this fall – once again – but his supporting cast hasn’t been doing him any favors. That’s why fans have been so frustrated with the talk of him not being the right guy, as they feel he hasn’t received the necessary help to prove how good he can be.

Regardless of that, the Giants have exceeded expectations this season, but they’re 1-3-1 in their last five games. A month ago, they felt like a lock to make the postseason, but now it’s up in the air if that will happen or not. Jones has to play well against Washington in primetime.

If he doesn’t, then more people are going to be calling for him to be replaced in 2023. If he has a game to forget and the Giants are blown out, then maybe it will make Schoen’s decision much easier.