Daniel Jones has one major flaw plaguing him
During the New York Giants’ first drive against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked by linebacker Markus Golden and fumbled the football, which was recovered by the Cardinals. Luckily for the Giants the Cardinals didn’t score any points off the turnover because Arizona decided to go for a fourth down instead of attempting a field goal.
When looking at the play below, one thing stood out to me, how did Jones not see Golden coming? The reason I ask this is because he never prepared himself to get hit and it clearly looks like he didn’t see Golden coming for some odd reason.
This play also highlights a recurring problem for Jones and that is his pocket awareness. If he had better awareness he would have tucked the ball into his stomach area and prepared to be hit by Golden. In that case he could have ducked down to try and avoid the sack or even spin away. But the key for Jones is that he needs to protect the football and he’s not doing that because his pocket awareness is so bad.
With Jones’ pocket awareness being so bad and this leading to him not protecting the football, he will continue to have a hard time holding it, which has been his biggest flaw since coming into the NFL last season. If this continues the Giants will have no choice but to move on from him and try and find their next franchise quarterback.