By all accounts, Daniel Jones has made significant strides and won over his teammates in 2022 as the quarterback for the Giants. But that doesn’t mean coach Brian Daboll, whose arrival appears to be a turning point in Jones’ career, is confident the former first-round pick will be under center when New York takes the field again. Asked after Saturday’s playoff loss to the Eagles if he expected Jones back in 2023, Daboll was noncommittal.
“Yes, I, all these conversations, we will have them,” Daboll told reporters. “We have a long offseason and there’s a time and a place to have those conversations. Not tonight.”
A week after crushing the Vikings’ defense 31-24, Jones struggled to establish much of a rhythm in Philadelphia, completing 15 of 27 for just 135 yards and an interception in the 38-7 loss. It wasn’t entirely his fault, as New York’s offensive line, receiving corps and defense matched up all night. And, to be fair, even if Daboll was overwhelmed by Jones’ effort Saturday, the fact remains that the QB is slated to hit free agency in March.
It was both sides The contract is reportedly being extended before the Giants’ playoff debut, but as of now, Jones is still not signed beyond this season. The Duke product finished 2022 with 15 touchdowns and five picks in a career performance that, despite a lackluster passing grade, ranked among the NFL’s most efficient.
Daboll, for what it’s worth, also downplayed Jones’ growth in his postgame remarks, suggesting that Jones has been a “consistent guy since he’s been here.” When asked to rate the QB’s individual play against the Eagles, he was also quiet.
“Eh, he competed,” Daboll said. “Look, we all haven’t done a good enough job, it starts with me. Daniel is a competitor. (But) they controlled the game the whole game.”