2. QB Daniel Jones
Yes, the Giants offensive line is terrible. I fully get that. Much of Jones' 2023 struggles can be traced to poor offensive line play. Two things can be true: Jones and the offensive line have been bad this season.
The Giants handed Jones a four-year, $160 million extension this offseason to be the Giants franchise quarterback and serve as the face of the mighty New York Football Giants. He has absolutely not lived up to that billing.
Through five games, Jones has the league's 28th best QBR and 33rd best passer rating. Yes, that's right, all of the NFL starting quarterbacks have a best passer rating this season than Jones, as does Colts backup Gardner Minshew. That is just awful.
Jones has three touchdowns, two through the air, six interceptions, and a lost fumble through five weeks. In the Week 4 loss to Seattle, Jones fumbled and threw two interceptions, both of which were his fault. The quarterback threw a pick-six to rookie Devon Weatherspoon, which cost the Giants a chance to get back in the game. On that play, Jones stared down Parris Campbell Jr., making it obvious where he was throwing the ball.
It is Year 5 for Jones. Regardless of how bad the offensive line is, Jones cannot stare down receivers, process slowly, and play ultra-conservative. Those were his rookie-year tendencies, and they have re-manifested.