Another Giants Super Bowl hero comes out to back Daniel Jones as QB1

The one and only Phil Simms isn't ready to give up on Danny Dimes
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While a lot of you reading this are ready to give up on Daniel Jones, plenty of team greats aren't ready to throw in the towel on the former No. 6 overall pick just yet. Earlier this offseason, Michael Strahan stood by Jones and said he should be the guy to run the offense moving forward.

Now, you can add another East Rutherford legend to the list of those ready to see Jones do his thing for the G-Men next season: Phil Simms. Simms, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the NY Giants and the MVP of Super Bowl XXI, told Michael Eisen of that he still believes in Jones and he's ready to see him try and overcome the adversity he faced in recent months.

Phill Simms remains a big-time believer in NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones

"Listen, no matter who, unless you're Patrick Mahomes and a few people, you go through these periods, and you've just got to fight. Would I have any things to tell Daniel Jones? Hey, man, buckle up. That's it. It's going to be rough. Just show how tough you are and do it and just keep working. That's all you can do."

Phil Simms

For months, rumors have been flying that general manager Joe Schoen will look for Jones' long-term replacement in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. The Giants hold the No. 6 overall pick, so they'll likely have to move up to try and land either Caleb Williams, Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels.

However, during his end-of-the-season presser, Schoen said Jones is expected to be the starter Week 1 next fall and that he and Brian Daboll have full confidence in him. Loads of Giants fans disagree in sticking with Jones, as his play when healthy in 2023 was downright infuriating.

Some of the same mistakes from early on in his career came back in '23. The Jones of 2022, who powered the Giants back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, was nowhere to be seen. Despite that, Schoen and Co. gave Jones his $160 million deal for a reason and they may not be ready to move on from him just yet. If they don't, Simms will have confidence Jones will be able to get back on the right track next fall and winter.