As the NFL Draft continues to get close, many anticipate the New York Giants making a switch at quarterback. Whether they choose a signal-caller with the No. 6 overall pick or opt for J.J. McCarthy or Michael Penix Jr. later on, there's a prevailing belief that the Giants will begin moving on from Daniel Jones this offseason.
In 2023, both the Giants and Jones faced challenges. Jones missed three games with a neck injury before suffering a torn ACL against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9. Despite this, the Giants' organization hasn't given up on Danny Dimes. NFL Insider Jordan Schultz's recent report has halted the excitement of many Giants' fans eagerly anticipating a new QB.
"“I can tell you that the Giants still believe in Daniel Jones. The players still do. There's a lot of guys in that locker room that believe Daniel Jones is and should be the guy moving forward. The Giants are not ready to shut the door on him. What I've been told is that not only does the staff and Brian Daboll believe in Daniel Jones, but (Mike) Kafka and the players do as well.”"- Jordan Schultz - NFL Insider
The Giants could stick with Daniel Jones for the long haul
With a massive four-year, $160 million contract signed last year, the Giants would benefit by giving their franchise QB another chance. Due to Jones' contract, the Giants won't be able to part ways with him before the start of the 2025 season. Jones has a dead cap hit of $22.2 million for '25.
Though it seems like a decade ago, Jones showcased in 2022 that he possesses all the on-field skills and intangibles to lead the Giants to success. Despite limited weapons in his first year under the Joe Schoen/Brian Daboll regime, Jones guided the team to a 9-7-1 record, followed by a massive Wild Card Round win against the Minnesota Vikings. In that game, Jones threw for over 300 yards, ran for 78 more, and accounted for two touchdowns. At his best, Danny Dimes is as good as they come.
In today's NFL, teams often give up on QBs too quickly. While selecting a QB with an early first-round pick might seem promising, surrounding them with adequate talent and weapons is paramount. Considering Jones never had a season with a true No. 1 receiver or a healthy offensive line, the Giants owe it to him for one last chance at redemption.
As the 2024 offseason frenzy approaches, the Giants must prioritize giving Danny Dimes the opportunity to succeed. With the hope that the injury bug will finally be shaken off, Jones will undoubtedly need to prove his worth in 2024.