Now that he’s back with the NY Giants on a two-year contract, wide receiver Darius Slayton is ready to take his game to the next level in 2023. Slayton had a strong season for Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka last fall and winter, proving to be one of the most reliable pass-catching options for quarterback Daniel Jones.
In free agency, Slayton admitted that he had other suitors, but the opportunity to return to East Rutherford to help keep building things is something he couldn’t turn down. While speaking to the media on Monday, Slayton also said seeing Jones return on his four-year deal played a big role in his decision.
Jones and Slayton are quite close both on and off the field. That’s why Slayton is ready to see Danny Dimes do his thing in the future, silencing even more of his haters out there in the process.
Darius Slayton is tired of people bashing Daniel Jones
Over the years, Jones has of course been no stranger to having people all over his back. Before Week 1 of the 2022 season arrived. so many people were calling for Daboll to send Jones to the bench. Everyone was already thinking about general manager Joe Schoen using a first-round pick on a QB for next month’s draft.
Instead, Jones played his way to a four-year, $160 million contract. The young QB really impressed with both his strong right arm and his wheels. Meanwhile for Slayton, he got a great look of Jones taking his game to new heights last season.
Not only that, but Slayton hauled in 46 balls for 724 yards and two touchdowns. Yes, Slayton dealt with some drop issues once again last season, but he also recorded some big-time plays for Coach Dabes and his offense. More of the same will be on display in ’23. Not only that, but Slayton has high hopes for Jones as well.
Oh, and if you even think about trashing Jones on Twitter, know that Slayton will be eyeing things like a hawk. He’s not going to put up with that kind of garbage whenever he sees it.
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• Elsewhere, Giants fans are still waiting to see what will happen with defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson. The 6-4, 330-pounder took a visit to East Rutherford on Monday to meet with the front office. The expectation is that Robinson will join the Giants before the leaves town, but nothing has been finalized as of yet.
• One move NY supporters are talking about quite a bit is the signing of former Duke cornerback Leonard Johnson. This has come in as a bit of a surprise, as Johnson missed the entire 2022 season due to a torn ACL. He suffered the serious knee injury training for the NFL Draft. However, it looks like Schoen and Co. are willing to give him a shot.