Daniel Jones has to step up
The Giants are good enough to win 11 games in 2021, but could also end up with only seven wins if they don’t live up to expectations. There success will ride on quarterback Daniel Jones.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report has ranked the young NFL quarterbacks that he believes could have a Josh Allen kind of breakout season. Coming in at number is Jones. He’s actually ranked higher than Baker Mayfield, who had a good year in 2020. Here’s a portion of what he wrote:
Nonetheless, Jones’ on-field connection with wideout Kenny Golladay will make or break the aerial attack. The two have made an effort to establish some chemistry through the spring, per The Athletic’s Dan Duggan.
“The Giants are counting on the addition of Golladay to help Jones make a leap in his third season,” Duggan wrote. “The relationship is in its very early stages, but the first impression was promising.”
With the Detroit Lions, Golladay became quarterback Matthew Stafford’s go-to option while Marvin Jones Jr. and Golden Tate battled injuries during the 2018 campaign. He followed up with 1,190 receiving yards and a league-leading 11 touchdown receptions in 2019.
Golladay isn’t a silky-smooth route-runner, but he’s going to haul in some acrobatic passes with his wide catch radius. Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and rookie first-rounder Kadarius Toney will round out a high-end wide receiver group.
The pieces are in place to succeed. Now you could say New York’s offensive line could be a problem, but I think they’re good enough to win with right now.
I think the only way Jones doesn’t play well is if he throws too many interceptions and his fumbling problems continue.
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