Joe Schoen makes his thoughts on Daniel Jones’ future with the Giants clear

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

Joe Schoen was a huge success in his first season as general manager of the NY Giants. The real test will be how he navigates through his second offseason. The first question for the NY Giants will be what they do at the quarterback position.

Daniel Jones will be a free agent coming off the best campaign of his career and his first with head coach Brian Daboll. The Giants were non-committal on Jones’ future before the campaign arrived, as they declined his fifth-year option and they never came together on an extension during the season. Now, a tough call is coming for Schoen, but it’s clear he wants Jones to be back next fall.

NY Giants GM Joe Schoen wants Daniel Jones back as his starting quarterback

The Giants have three options when it comes to Jones. The first is a long-term extension, the second is tagging him and the third is they let him walk in free agency. The first two options make the most sense and are the most likely for both sides. Jones has said he wants to remain a Giant and the team has said the same.

In his fourth season, Jones thrived under Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. Jones set career highs in completion percentage, QBR, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and had a career low in turnovers. Jones had 22 total touchdowns to five interceptions in the regular season. He passed for 3,205 yards and rushed for 708 more.

In an offseason that will be very busy for Schoen, it would make sense for him to try and get a deal done with Jones first and foremost. Once the team has clarity on this, they can work on a deal with star running back Saquon Barkley, an extension with Dexter Lawrence and finally improving the team in free agency and in the draft. Improving the team around Jones will be important.

It will be interesting to see how things play out, but all signs point towards Jones lining up under center for Big Blue next fall. Jones just won his first playoff game, taking down the Vikings. Jones has dreams of winning a Super Bowl, and fans want to see it happen with the G-Men.