Is Jones overrated in 2022?
By: Jake Rajala
Daniel Jones, the 25-year-old starting quarterback for the New York
Little Giants, has a mountain of bliss after starting 6-1 this season. However, his stats don’t spell out unearhtly success at this point: five passing touchdowns (25th in the league — which is tied with Joe Flacco) and 1,021 passing yards (24th in NFL). Although he does carry a modest QBR (54.7). Nonetheless, it’s clear that despite Jones being at the helm of a Giants squad that steamrolls each of its foes, it’s clear that he isn’t as scary as Michael Myers at the QB position.
It’s clear that the Giants are led by other facets of their team: such as Saquon Barkley & their defense voiced by Don Martindale. Daniel Jones is fortunate that Barkley is back to his actual self & playing at an extremely high level (616 rushing yards, 5.2 YPC, and 4 rushing TDs). The Giants RB has already eclipsed his 2021 rushing yard tally and rushing touchdown mark. Furthermore, it should be noted that the Giants defense is eighth in the league in PPG allowed — which recently limited the Lamar Jackson-led offense to 20 points.
Danny Dimes may not be a Patrick Mahomes-like figure this season, but he is showing growth from a season ago. Jones, who is a 2023 free agent, only unveiled 10 passing TDs to 7 interceptions last season. In the season prior, he unleashed 11 passing TDs to 10 interceptions. He’s clearly making progress, but it’s unclear if the battle-ready Giants will opt to sign him to a lucrative deal in the near future.
They will have to decide if his efficiency and chemistry are enough to be their long-term QB. If they don’t feel like he’s the golden fit for their squad, they could opt to ride with one of the following QBs: Baker Mayfield, Jimmy Garoppolo, Geno Smith, Cooper Rush, or make an unearhtly offer for Lamar Jackson.