New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will look to build off his strong 2022 season where he set career-highs in passing yards, touchdown to interception ratio and rushing yards. He's got some new weapons around him thanks in part to the Giants being very active in both free agency and in the NFL Draft.
But with Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the New York Jets now, many people are now crowning the Jets as not only the best team in New York, but a legit Super Bowl contender. Sure, the Jets have a good team on both sides of the ball and adding Rodgers can help them snap the longest active playoff drought in the NFL, but let's not forget about Rodgers' down year from last season.
He did not exactly put up MVP numbers like in 2020 and 2021. But the Giants with Jones at the helm were able to make it back to the postseason and there's reason to believe he can do it again. Giants legend Tiki Barber is high on Jones, even saying recently that he thinks Danny Dimes will have a better year in '23 than Rodgers. You know what, Tiki is spot on here:
Giants QB Daniel Jones will outplay Aaron Rodgers in 2023
Again, we agree with Barber here. You first have to put age as one of the main factors. Jones is only 26 years old and proved this past season that he has a great arm and can be a scrambler to run outside of the pocket. But for Rodgers, he will be 40 years old this December and he really regressed this past season.
Rodgers failed to have a single 300-yard passing game all season while Jones, who did not throw a ton of touchdown passes, just 15 in 16 regular season games, still had two 300-yard performances which was very impressive due to a lack of talent around him on offense besides Saquon Barkley.
Finally, Rodgers is entering a brand new system on offense after having spent almost 20 years with the Packers. This change as a whole won't be easy for him. Jets fans on the Super Bowl train should wait to pack their bags.
Jones on the other hand seemed very comfortable under Brian Daboll's and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka's system and with new playmakers around him like Parris Campbell, Darren Waller and rookie Jalin Hyatt, we agree with Tiki in saying that Jones will outplay Aaron Rodgers this season in New York.