NFL training camps are just two weeks old and already speculation is swirling about New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.
Rumors have suggested that the team could go after Jimmy Garoppolo, and if they go off what they saw at practice with Jones, they may need to do that trade immediately.
Daniel Jones is not having the best day at camp and it was on full display in front of fans. During one passing down, the third-year quarterback was hell-bent on throwing a pass to the right side of the field to his WR, but he did not get much separation.
Jones threw the pass anyways, but it was so inaccurate that nobody could make a play on the ball. That was just one of many misses for Jones on the day.
Eric Edholm of NFL Network recently named Jones a starter who may lose his job before camp concludes.
“The assumption has been that Jones would be on a one-year trial with new coach Brian Daboll before the team figured out its long-term direction at quarterback. But is it possible that Jones doesn’t even begin this season as the starter? Tyrod Taylor never played for Daboll in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean Taylor couldn’t win the job if the Giants’ new leadership decides that Jones isn’t the long-term answer — and presumably never will be.
After inheriting a flawed roster and messy salary-cap situation, Daboll has already hinted there could be growing pains this year. The smart money remains on Jones getting a shot to prove he can still be the starter, but the Giants could opt to pull a stunner and turn to Taylor — especially if reports of the Giants’ offense struggling mightily in camp keep up. A Jones benching would be the most surprising development of any of the potential demotions mentioned in this piece. Stranger things have happened, though, and perhaps Daboll’s patience will wear thin if Jones’ turnover woes (his 49 giveaways — including a league-high 20 fumbles lost — since 2019 are tied for third-most) persist.”
The Giants signed Tyrod Taylor to be a backup in 2022, but it will be hard to keep him on the sidelines if Jones continues his bad play in the regular season this year.
In 2021, Jones appeared in 11 games and threw for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, to go along with 62 rushing attempts for 298 yards (4.8 YPC) and two touchdowns.