Giants need Daniel Jones to stay healthy
The New York Giants’ quarterback situation heading into this season is solid. Of course we should know this year whether or not Daniel Jones is the starter that this organization needs going forward.
When it comes to the back-up quarterback situation, the Giants signed veteran Mike Glennon instead of re-signing Colt McCoy, who played well last year but lacks the arm strength needed to get the ball down field.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report has ranked every NFL team’s current quarterback situation. The Giants come in at number 27 out of 32. Here’s what he wrote:
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is facing a make-or-break season, and if he has a repeat of last year, New York may be facing a broken quarterback situation.
While it’s worth noting that Jones played most of the year without star running back Saquon Barkley, he was still borderline awful in 2020. He ranked 30th in passer rating (80.4) and 31st in completion percentage (62.5) among qualifying starters. He also took 45 sacks, fumbled 11 times and had an 11-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Jones’ 2020 campaign represented a notable decline from his promising rookie season, during which he tossed 24 touchdowns and 12 picks. However, he had a fumbling issue that year too and has a league-high 29 fumbles in two seasons.
Perhaps the addition of pass-catchers like Kenny Golladay and rookie Kadarius Toney will help Jones finally thrive. New York had better hope so, because its alternative is Mike Glennon. The seven-year veteran has a career record of 6-21 as a starter.
I think Glennon is a solid back-up, but I’m not sure if he’s really better than McCoy. Hopefully we don’t have to find out either.
When it comes to Clayton Thorson he likely won’t be on the 53-man roster and instead sign onto the Giants’ practice squad.
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