Daniel Jones knows there are no excuses for him and the Giants moving forward

Danny Dimes continues to hold himself accountable.
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People are going to continue to bring up the 2023 season when discussing Daniel Jones and rightfully so. Straight up, the former NY Giants No. 6 overall pick looked brutal when on the field last season, throwing for only two touchdowns and six interceptions in six games played.

This came after Jones landed his $160 million extension from general manager Joe Schoen and the front office. People have been ripping him for months, but it's time to turn the page and focus solely on what's ahead for the Giants: a bounce-back season.

Jones knows the Giants suffered a ton of injuries last campaign, but he's not going to sit here and say it's why he struggled. Instead, in an interview with John Schmeelk, Jones said injuries are something that every single team deals with and NY can't let that be the reason for their struggles.

What will Daniel Jones be able to get done for the NY Giants in 2024?

"Yeah, we got banged up pretty early last year in the first couple - three weeks. You know, you never want to make excuses and (there were) definitely a lot of things we could have done better last year. Staying healthy is a big part of winning in the NFL and everyone's dealing with it, so we've got to try and stay healthy through camp and stay healthy through the first few weeks. "

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Health is obviously going to be massive for Jones at the start of the season. During OTAs and minicamp, he was a limited participant at practices, only throwing during 7-on-7 drills. However, once training camp arrives in late July, Jones will be ready to rock for live 11-on-11 work.

He's going to have to make some tough throws against Deonte Banks and Co, but it's something he's ready to attack head on. Jones suffered his neck injury last year vs. Miami and also tore his ACL in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

It was a brutal campaign for Jones, especially after he looked pretty dang strong the year before, powering the Giants to their first postseason trip since 2016. Now, '24 needs to have a similar feel for Jones if he somehow wants to try and remain NY's QB1 for 2025 and beyond.

As we've mentioned plenty of times this offseason, there's an improved offensive line and Malik Nabers in town for Jones to now take advantage of. It's put up or shut up time for Jones, but this is something he already knows. He also understands excuses won't save his job, so he has to deliver regardless of the circumstances early on this campaign.