5 worst-case scenarios for the NY Giants in 2023

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4. Daniel Jones doesn't live up to the hype of his new contract

The Giants chose to pay Jones his big contract over prioritizing Barkley and now the question is if he can live up to the $160 million contract the team signed him to back in March. But perhaps the biggest question is can he build off the strong 2022 campaign he had? If he struggles, the impatient New York Giant fans and the New York media market will be ready to blast him.

It was a really good year for Jones by his standards, as he really took a positive step forward. Despite only throwing for 15 touchdowns on the year, Danny Dimes did more than enough to help NY win some close games last fall. Not only that, but he powered the team to some thrilling upset wins, both on the road and at MetLife Stadium.

Jones has yet to find consistency in the NFL as after his strong rookie year, he regressed big time in 2020 and 2021, posting 11 passing touchdowns and 10 TDs, respectively. Entering the '23 campaign, countless eyes will be on Jones to step up and show that he was worth his payday. If he doesn't, it could be a long year for NY.