5 NY Giants with the most to prove once training camp arrives

Time for these guys to step up.
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1. QB Daniel Jones

This felt like the most obvious choice, as coming off a torn ACL and overall disastrous 2023 season, Daniel Jones has to show he's even somewhat worth his $47 million cap hit this season. Not to mention, with Drew Lock ready and waiting right behind him, there's a real chance Jones could lose the starting job sooner rather than later.

The Giants need Jones to play at his 2022 level, if not better in order to confidently move forward with him as the franchise's quarterback, and training camp is a great place to start. While during the previous three-day minicamp, Jones was withheld from 11-on-11 drills, we still need to see that he can throw against a real defense.

Jones managed to throw two touchdowns and six interceptions during his six-game campaign in '23. This is unacceptable, and if he continues to play so poorly, Lock must start as soon as possible if the Giants hope to have any chance of success in 2024.

This will be the biggest storyline for the Giants this season. Jones has had one above-average campaign in five years. He has had more chances than practically all disappointing QBs drafted in recent seasons and has proven less than most. If Jones can finally find some amount of consistency, then things could finally be looking up for the Giants.