4 ways the NY Giants failed Daniel Jones in 2023

Don't put all the blame on Daniel Jones for his '23 campaign

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2. Lack of No. 1 wide receiver

This has been an issue for the Giants probably since the 2019 season when the Giants decided to say goodbye to star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Big Blue just doesn't have a solid No. 1 wideout that Jones can rely on and once again in 2023, that was on full display.

The Giants leading receiver in 2023 was Darius Slayton, who only posted 50 receptions for 770 yards and four touchdowns. The next closest to Slayton was Waller, who had just 552 yards and the next closest wide receiver was Wan'Dale Robison who had just 525.

The Giants only had two 100-yard games by wide receivers in 2023 with rookie Jalin Hyatt having 109 back in Week 12 against the Patriots and Slayton who had 104 against the Rams in Week 17. That is the latter half of the regular season which is unacceptable.

Those were also games that Jones did not even start due to his season-ending injury, so he never had a 100-yard game by a receiver. This has to be addressed in the offseason, as the Giants have to find Jones a star wideout. Potentially Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze via the 2024 NFL Draft?