When the Giants selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the expectations were through the roof. Eli Manning‘s days at the helm of the team were coming to an end and the Duke product was seen as his successor.
Jones got off to a promising start to his rookie year, but it didn’t last long. Three years later, the quarterback enters the final season of his contract after the team rejected to trigger a fifth-year option.
His future in New York seems to depend on how he performs in 2022. Jones has so far struggled in the NFL, completing 62.8% of his passes while throwing for 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. With Jones as starter, the Giants went 12-25. And he cares a lot about it.
Struggles with Giants affect Daniel Jones
“Just the lack of success? Um, yeah, it weighs on me a great deal,’’ Jones told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “When you put a lot of time and effort into something and you don’t see the results, I think that’s tough when you’re doing anything.
“Playing football in the NFL, playing football in New York, I think there’s a heavy weight to that. I and the whole team feel that and we’re working as hard as we can to avoid being in this situation in the future. Yeah, it weighs on me heavy.’’
With only one year left in his contract, Jones knows he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. The Giants have already made significant changes this year, and only time will tell whether Jones will be part of more changes in the future as well.