We don't have to tell you that there are countless people who don't want to see Daniel Jones start Week 1 for the NY Giants next campaign. Before he suffered his season-ending injury, Danny Dimes struggled with the ball in his hands, looking nothing like a $160 million quarterback.
Don't tell that to Saquon Barkley, though. While Barkley's future with the G-Men is totally up in the air, he made it more than clear that he still has full belief in Jones as the starting quarterback for Big Blue moving forward. Saquon, as he said, has all the faith in the world in Jones to turn things around:
Saquon Barkley doubled down on his belief that Daniel Jones is a great quarterback
That's what you call being a great teammate right there. Barkley and Jones are quite close, which is why it's no surprise that No. 26 spoke so highly of his quarterback here. Remember when a fan in Miami tried trolling Jones after he got hurt? Barkley was there to shut him up for his childish move.
In 2023, the Giants went 6-11 and the disappointing play from Jones and the offense certainly played a big role in things. In six games played - Jones missed most of the year with a neck injury followed by his torn ACL - the former No. 6 overall pick tossed for two touchdowns, while throwing six interceptions.
Jones will be the first one to tell you he needs to play better, but the fact of the matter is that he needs to show Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen something head-turning in 2024 if he wants to be with the team beyond next season. With the way his contract is structured, NY could move on before 2025 gets here.
Despite that fact, Schoen has said multiple times that he expects Jones to be his guy once Week 1 gets here next September. It's unknown if Barkley, who wants to be a Giant for life, will be in the backfield with Jones or not, but if he is, the two will look to create some magic again similar to the way they did in 2022.