Darius Slayton knows what Daniel Jones must do to gain respect across the NFL

Will Daniel Jones turn things around for the G-Men in 2024?
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is looking for much better results in 2024 after an injury-filled and inconsistent 2023. After an offseason that was filled with speculation that the Giants may be looking to draft his replacement with their first-round pick, Big Blue opted to draft an offensive playmaker in Malik Nabers instead, who they hope will help Jones regain his 2022 form when he helped NY get to the postseason.

So, it is safe to say that there is a lot of pressure on Jones in 2024, as he is playing in the second year of his lucrative four-year, $160 million contract. With said pressure on him, what needs to happen for Jones to silence his haters? Darius Slayton kept things pretty straight forward when asked about this:

Darius Slayton is confident Daniel Jones can get back on the right track for the Giants

Slayton, who the Giants drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, indeed gave a blunt answer during his press conference when asked what his signal-caller must do to gain some respect - and that's to win. Slayton pointed out that just two years ago, this very team was in the postseason and even won a playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Now, after a down year in 2023 where Jones had just two touchdowns to six interceptions in the six games that he played, Slayton knows exactly how Jones can quiet all of the critics. With the Giants going 6-11, the whole roster must do a 180. Slayton even pointed out that the Giants needed to provide Jones with some help on offense this offseason, which they did. Will Danny Dimes take advantage of the additions?

This is a make-or-break season for Jones. Slayton is in a contract year himself, returning to the team after having his contract adjusted with more incentives. He's been there with Jones since the start of his rookie season in 2019. Slayton knows what Jones is capable of getting done and he'll be there to help him along the way this fall and winter. If Jones can help NY win some big games, it'll be huge for his confidence. If Jones struggles, then 2024 will surely be his last campaign in New Jersey.