1. QB Daniel Jones
It shouldn't be a surprise at all who's No. 1 on our list. What in the world happened to Daniel Jones this year? Though his 2022 season ended with a brutal showing vs. the Eagles in the Divisional Round, he was brilliant in the Wild Card Round win over the Vikings. Add in him powering the Giants to a 9-7-1 record and Danny Dimes received quite the payday.
Jones was signed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension this offseason. Despite this, Jones completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 909 yards, two touchdowns, six interceptions, and four fumbles in just six games. We're not sure what happened to Jones this season, but when on the field, he was a shell of the player he was in '22.
Now, the Giants are primed to receive a Top 5 pick in next spring's draft due to their poor play, and with there being plenty of QB talent in this upcoming class, the Giants could decide to move on from Jones and we wouldn't blame them. You can criticize Schoen for signing Jones to the extension all you want, but there's no doubt that he did a good job at making it possible for the Giants to move on from Jones after next season. Jones was expected to live up to his new contract, but he didn't - not even close.