The 2023 season is officially over for NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. Late Sunday night, it was reported that the G-Men believed he tore his ACL and Brian Daboll confirmed the injury on Monday while meeting with the media.
Even the biggest Danny Dimes haters would never wish this to happen to the former No. 6 overall pick. You can tell Daboll is quite bummed for his signal-caller. While Coach Dabes spoke about Jones, he looked beyond dejected:
NY Giants confirm quarterback Daniel Jones tore his ACL
With the 30-6 loss to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon, the Giants are now 2-7 this campaign and they have a road contest vs. the Dallas Cowboys on the way. Unless some sort of miracle is recorded, the Giants will fall to 2-8.
This comes the year after Jones, Andrew Thomas, Dexter Lawrence, Saquon Barkley and Co. powered this team to a 9-7-1 regular season record, plus a trip to the postseason - the team's first since the 2016 campaign. Daboll took home Coach of the Year honors for how his team performed.
Fast forward to present time and this organization has hit rock bottom... again. Jones was given his four-year extension by Joe Schoen and the hope was that he'd be able to live up to the hype this year and silence his haters. With his ACL tear, it's looking like the Giants will be taking home a Top 5 pick for next spring's draft, with a QB surely on the way.
The pressure is going to be on Schoen to get the next pick right. Will he trade up for Caleb Williams? Will Drake Maye or Michael Penix Jr. make their way to East Rutherford? We'll find out soon enough, but the fact of the matter is that Jones isn't the answer for the long haul. Daboll wanted it to work out more than anyone, but it just wasn't meant to be.