Daniel Jones had a career-best season in 2022, which earned him a four-year $160 million extension. However, he regressed a ton this year and was eventually sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL.
After an injury-riddled 2023 campaign, the New York Giants quarterback has been busy with his rehab as he looks to get back to 100 percent when the team opens their training camp later this year.
New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen recently made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, as he provided an update regarding Daniel Jones’ progress while addressing the team’s quarterback situation.
Joe Schoen encouraged by Daniel Jones’ rehab
Joe Schoen opened up about Daniel Jones’ recovery during his radio guesting. He said that the 26-year-old signal-caller has been working his butt off to try to get back on the field as soon as possible, which has him feeling optimistic.
“He’s doing well. He’s running in a pool now, so he’s progressed to that,” said Schoen. “He’s in there every day, working hard. Again, I’ve said it multiple times, he’s a kid you’re going to have to pull back.”
“He’s in there with our early-morning workout people. He’s in there by 6:30 or 7:00, already getting his workout in every day. So, he’s going to work hard at it, and we’re hoping he’ll be ready to go once camp starts,” he added.
When Daniel Jones injured his ACL in November, he was given eight to 10 months of recovery time after going under the knife, so this sounds promising to him and the team because he looks right on schedule.
Daniel Jones and the current New York Giants QB situation
With Daniel Jones sidelined, backups Tyrod Taylor and Tommy DeVito have taken turns starting for the New York Giants in 2023. This summer, Tyrod Taylor is set to be a free agent, so Joe Schoen plans to add another signal-caller, although they wouldn’t mind bringing back Taylor.
Either way, given his huge contract, Daniel Jones is likely penciled in as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants in 2024, assuming he’s back at full strength by then.