New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll will retain Daniel Jones as the team’s starting quarterback for 2022.
He was seen spending time with the Appellant during off-season practices.
Giants fans are hoping Daboll can improve on Jones’ performance as he hasn’t been too impressive in his first three seasons.
Likewise, 2022 will be a breakthrough campaign for the former Duke, as his term is set to expire unless the team chooses the fifth-year option.
Within a week from today, the Giants must decide whether to accept the fifth-year option on QB Daniel Jones’ contract which is now expected to be worth $22.38 million. If the Giants decline that option, Jones would play this season under an expiring contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2022
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted: “Within a week from today, the Giants must decide whether to accept the fifth-year option on QB Daniel Jones’ contract which Now expected to be worth $22.38 million If the Giants decline that option, Jones would play this season under an expiring contract.
Jones has a fifth-year option as he was selected in the first round of the 2019 draft.
Therefore, his performance in voluntary training will help determine whether they will keep Jones until 2023.
While $22.38 million is still a bargain by mainstream quarter market trends, it’s still a huge cap, as it’s fully collateralized.
That amount could limit the Giants’ ability to add more players in other positions that need it.
Whether or not the Giants choose the option, the 24-year-old quarterback has a lot to prove next season.
The Giants need more production from Jones
Jones had his moments, but he was mostly a pedestrian quarterback in his first three seasons.
It’s not entirely his fault as the Giants offensive line needs an overhaul.
However, he should do more if he is the team’s playmaker.
Jones played in 11 games last season and had a career-high 64.3% of his assists.
Unfortunately, he only threw for 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
In three seasons, he has 45 touchdowns against 29 picks.
That’s not a good ratio for someone who’s supposed to help end the Giants’ playoff drought.