Loser: Joe Schoen
Joe Schoen extended Daniel Jones this offseason, handing him a four-year, $160 million contract. New York can get out of the contract after next season, but they wish they could get out of it now. Jones completed just 108 out of his 169 pass attempts for two touchdowns and six picks this season.
Tommy DeVito, an undrafted rookie who still lives with his parents, has six touchdowns and three interceptions on 49 pass attempts. On Sunday, DeVito threw for three passing touchdowns in his second-ever start, something Jones has not done since.....2019, his rookie season.
Daboll and Mike Kafka have schemed up plays for both DeVito and Jones this season, but only one of them, the former, took the downfield shots that led to scores. It is concerning that the Giants' "franchise quarterback" posted fewer total passing touchdowns in seven games this season than Big Blue's third-string quarterback did in one. Even more concerning, Sunday's win might have increased the chances Jones continues to be New York's future.
Entering Sunday at 2-8, the Giants were second in the NFL Draft order. ESPN Analytics gave them the second-best chance to earn the No. 1 pick, just narrowly behind Chicago (via Carolina). After today's win, Big Blue is now fifth in the draft order.
Many consider quarterbacks Caleb Williams and Drake Maye as generational prospects, and they likely will go No. 1-2 in the 2024 draft. If that draft were today, the Giants would miss the chance to get either.