Daniel Jones is entering a critical third season with the New York Giants and it’s time for the Giants to figure out what they truly have at quarterback. The decision on whether the Giants want to pick up his fifth-year option is approaching and 2021 will play a big factor
In two seasons, Jones has led the Giants to an 8-18 record with 35 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Statistically, Jones took a step back in 2020. He has less completions, yards and over 50% fewer touchdowns than his rookie season.
WynnBET has released its odds for the NFL’s passing leader in 2021, and Jones is expected to be below average and close to the bottom third of the league. His odds to lead the league in passing are +10000, which puts him tied with several big names like Ben Roethlisberger and Baker Mayfield.
Jones has been one of the more turnover-prone quarterbacks since he’s entered the league. Along with his 22 interceptions, he’s fumbled the ball 29 times. His ball security takes away from his opportunities to throw the ball down field, and an improvement in that area could certainly go a long way.
The Giants have also tried to surround Jones with talent, signing Kenny Golladay and drafting Kadarius Toney in the first round. Jones has weapons on the outside this season, along with the return of Saquon Barkley. His return from injury should help tremendously as defenses will have to come forward to try and slow him down.
As for the Giants as a whole, this season could go either way. Jones could play terribly and stunt New York’s growth or he could rise to the occasion and cash in on the +325 odds the Giants have to win the division.
With the Dallas Cowboys leading the standings in the NFC East at +105, the Giants are far away, but not left with insurmountable odds. If they want to get to the top, Jones is going to have to change his ways.