The New York Giants were struck with a major injury when starting quarterback Daniel Jones went down with a season-ending torn ACL earlier this year. It was an injury that put an end to the misery that was the 2023 season for New York.
After signing Jones to a massive four-year, $160 million contract in the offseason, the Giants were hoping to see a major leap in development from the 26-year-old quarterback. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case early on in the season.
While it may be too early to give up Jones, the Giants may not even have a choice if they wanted to. That contract is impossible to trade at this point given Jones’ production on the field. No team will take on that kind of money for a quarterback with the lack of consistent production that Jones has given.
Heading into Week 14 in the middle of a lost season, Jones spoke out and gave a new update on his timetable to return from his injury.
Daniel Jones Reveals New Timetable For Return To Giants
Jones revealed that he is expecting to be fully ready to for 2024 NFL training camp. That has always been the hope and it appears that he believes he’ll be able accomplish that goal.
While the Giants would love to see Jones return and take the leap they have been hoping for, there is no guarantee that he will be the starter when he does return.
Undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito has taken over as the starter and has played admirably. Through his first five career games, DeVito has completed 62.9 percent of his pass attempts for 697 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions. His play has made Giants fans think that he could end up being the team’s quarterback next season.
Of course, the Giants could look outside their organization for a new quarterback as well. They could look to select one in the 2024 NFL Draft, sign one, or trade for one. Jones is far from being the guaranteed starter.
Hopefully, the injury return timetable is accurate and Jones can get back on the field to fight for his job. The Giants need something to give and Jones returning and realizing his full potential would be the best possible outcome.