For a couple of weeks now, the assumption has been that NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen will look to move on from Daniel Jones as the quarterback of the future and use his upcoming first-round pick on a star QB. Jones tearing his ACL was brutal.
However, let's go ahead and hold the phone on that. According to Fox Sports' Ralph Vacchiano, there are members of the NY front office who still have strong belief in Danny Dimes being the right man for the job moving forward. Could this lead to the Giants focusing on a different position on draft night next April?
Daniel Jones' job safety could be safe for the NY Giants
"But they are a long way away from any final decision, and the source acknowledged it might be premature for them to completely give up on Jones after watching him in just six starts this season — including three without running back Saquon Barkley, four without left tackle Andrew Thomas, and behind a disastrous offensive line that got him sacked a ridiculous 30 times."- Ralph Vacchiano
No one can argue that Jones didn't have his best options out on the field for the majority of his time as the starter this year. However, the Giants were blanked 40-0 in Week 1 with everyone healthy. In the Monday Night Football loss to the Seahawks, yes, Saquon and Andrew Thomas were hurt, but Jones looked nothing like a $160 million signal-caller. Some of his throws were brutal.
Even when he was back from his neck injury to take on the Raiders, Jones didn't look comfortable at all before he went down with his knee injury and he had some pretty bad misses with his throws. Because of that, fans have been calling for someone like Drake Maye or Caleb Williams to save them from this nightmare.
As it turns out, Jones could be given another year as the starter. A lot of people will be furious if that happens, but Schoen could end up going down that road.