MVP: QB Daniel Jones
This may be a bit of a hot take, but when it comes down to it, it’s hard to say the Giants would be as good as they have been without Daniel Jones this season, which is somewhat surprising considering how rough the first three years of his career were.
Despite this, Jones turned everything around this fall and winter and he was a key part in delivering the Giants their first playoff berth since 2016. His stats may not be the most eye-popping, but at almost every moment the Giants needed him to step up, Jones did, hence his five game-winning drives.
Jones completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Considering how poor everything was around him, we are extremely impressed with Jones. Not only was he sacked 44 times this season, second most in his career, but for the majority of the year Jones had a receiving core consisting of mostly practice squad players.
In addition to how well Jones played through the air, he was impressive on the ground, running the ball 120 times for 708 yards and seven touchdowns. Both Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka cooked up a perfect recipe for Jones to succeed despite limited help.
If Barkley did not have his midseason slump, he likely would have been the easy choice, but the consistency Jones brought this season was too important not to acknowledge. Hopefully Schoen makes the right decision to bring Jones back next season. If you ask us, Danny Dimes deserves a long-term deal from the NY general manager. He earned it.