Another ranking where NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is high on the list? You've got that straight. Recently, NBC put Jones as its No. 11 QB entering the 2023 campaign, which we agreed with wholeheartedly. Now, Jones is getting more love from a national level.
In its deep passing performance rankings, PFF took a look at NFL starters from 2022 to compile their recent list. Jones made it inside of the Top 10, checking in at No. 7. With the weapons the G-Men have added on offense, Jones could be in for a special campaign leading the NY offense.
Daniel Jones and the Giants offense will look to be more explosive this season
"Jones did not take many deep shots last season (23 attempts; tied for second-to-last) because Darius Slayton was his only trusted downfield target (91.9). They sought to address that issue in the off-season by trading for Darren Waller, and drafting Jalin Hyatt (92.3). Hyatt led Power Five receivers in deep yards (677) and touchdowns (eight) last season. Waller ranks top five among tight ends in deep receiving grade (92.8) and yards (652) since 2019."- PFF's Lauren Gray
It goes without saying, but NY was lacking serious downfield weapons last season. Jones, per PFF, finished with 359 deep-passing yards and two deep-passing touchdowns, ranked No. 30 and No. 28 in the league, respectively.
As Lauren Gray noted, the additions of Darren Waller and Jalin Hyatt should help open up the field. Waller is going to be a beast, while Hyatt is a speed demon. Darius Slayton also has big-play potential, and he's ready for the G-Men to let the Ferrari's out of the garage in 2023. Hey, his words, not ours.
Parris Campbell also feels like a sleeper for this team. The Giants signed him to a one-year deal and he's coming off the best season of his career with the Colts. Campbell will make a lot of noise. We should see offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have some fun with his play-calling this year. That's only going to be good news for Danny Dimes and Co.