2. Daniel Jones is still only 26 years old
Luckily for Jones, time is on his side. He is just 26 years old and won’t be turning 27 until May. Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who just defeated the Giants on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, has revitalized his career at 32 years old after going 12-18 in his first 30 career starts as a member of the Jets and becoming a backup for the next four years of his career. Now, Smith is a Pro Bowl quarterback on a team that made the playoffs last season.
The expectations are different when you’re making $40 million a year. But, people also have to remember that this was a long-term investment and the team was not only rewarding Jones for his past efforts with this extension, they were also betting on his continued progression and development over time.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t gone as planned through the first month of the season, but there is plenty of time to get back on track and right the ship. Now is not the time to point fingers at Jones or give up on him, but embrace the fact that it could and should only get better from here. Remain patient and remain optimistic. Don't forget the offensive line isn't doing him any favors either.