Daniel “Danny Dimes” Jones, in retrospect, was the second best quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Although it looked as if Dwayne Haskins (R.I.P.) would be their best fit, NY instead chose the kid from Duke. With exception to Kyler Murray, Jones was truly the next best choice to have under center. Now three years in, it’s becoming increasingly evident that he’s not the long term solution the Giants were hoping for.
He has almost the same number of interceptions (29) as he does games started (37). Since his rookie year, he’s consistently kept himself within the top 10 list of most sacked quarterbacks, every, single, season. In three seasons, he’s made the top 20 list for most passing yards once. In addition, Daniel Jones has proven time and time again that he cannot step up in clutch situations. If you think that I should be giving this guy the benefit of the doubt, here’s a link to Daniel Jones’ 2021 stats. Am I wrong? I sure hope so, for his sake.
A Giant Mistake…
When his team needs him most, 9/10 times Jones will not step up to the plate and win the game. In a Primetime matchup against the Chiefs this season, when he was faced with a two minute drill in the fourth quarter, he was sacked a total of two times. The first sack came on third down, and the second came on the very next play on fourth down. He has absolutely no pocket presence, and it unfortunately cost his team the game in the end.
Giants fans, if that doesn’t make you stop and reconsider who is leading your team, listen to this. In a Monday Night Football appearance against Tampa Bay this year, Jones failed to take advantage of a weak defense. The New York Giants, who were in desperate need of a win to keep them in a race for the division, faced off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a crucial matchup on the road. The Bucs, who up to this point have been ranked 25th in passing yards allowed this season, held Daniel Jones to only 167 yards. In the process, the Tampa Bay secondary also forced two interceptions and two sacks.
The Bottom Line
He’s an interception machine, has no pocket awareness, can barely surpass 3,000 passing yards a season, folds under pressure, and apparently doesn’t have the balance to stay upright in open field…
At this point, need I say more? If I was the current GM of the Giants, I would cash in and trade Jones while he still has some value left in him. Besides Tua Tagovailoa, he’s clearly the worst quarterback in the league. I can’t even think of a team that could use him, or want to use him, for that matter. Soon his value will truly fall, to mere dimes. To all the Giants fans out there, wherever you are, I would start buying Tyrod Taylor jerseys if I were you. There’s no point in wearing the jersey of a backup quarterback.
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