Early prediction for Daniel Jones' 2023 NY Giants stats
Daniel Jones enters the 2023 NFL season with a new contract under his belt, new offensive weapons to throw the ball to and new expectations placed on him. After leading the NY Giants to the playoffs last season, and an upset win over Minnesota no less, the sky is the limit on just how much further he can push himself up the power rankings for NFL quarterbacks.
So, what does 2023 look like for him? Can Jones bring the Giants back to postseason action, again? Does he shatter his previous career-bests on the way to winning some hardware at the end of the season? Let's talk about it.
Daniel Jones should set a career-high in yards for the Giants in 2023
A former No. 6 overall pick, there's no question that Jones has been a bit inconsistent with his play, but he's hoping to put on a show from start to finish in 2023. Entering the new season, Jones has a 21-31-1 starting record to his name, but things are of course highlighted by his 9-7-1 season in 2022.
With Mike Kafka running the offense, Jones was able to take his game to the next level in '22, making plays with both his right arm and wheels. Jones tossed for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding more than 700 yards rushing and seven additional scores. So, what's coming in '23 now that Jones has put the pen to paper on his four-year, $160 million deal?
Jones should be putting up career-best numbers all across the board. He has a ton of new friends joining him in the passing game, including star tight end Darren Waller and former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell. The Giants also re-signed Darius Slayton and got things finalized with Isaiah Hodgins for a return in '23. We think 3,743 passing yards and 30 TDs will be on the way.
Danny Dimes, in this case Vanilla Vick, will continue to make an impact on the ground too. With Jones, Saquon Barkley and Matt Breida ready to run the pigskin, the Giants could be in the top five in rushing yards next season. Look for Jones to post around 640 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
With an 11-6 record too, the Giants will be back in the playoffs. Depending on whether or not the NFC East is the best division in football for the second year in a row, NY will go toe-to-toe with the Dallas Cowboys for the No. 2 spot behind the Philadelphia Eagles. If Jones can hit on these numbers we're projecting for him, it is entirely possible for him to bring home a couple of votes for NFL MVP as well.
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