New York Giants Roundtable: Revisiting Daniel Jones draft selection a year later

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) /

Larry Hammonds

Yes, the Giants made the right decision. Two games and two losses were all it took for the New York Giants to usher in a new era. Moving on from Eli Manning was long overdue. After starting the season with two non-competitive losses, it finally became obvious to the coaching staff and front office a change was needed. The era of Danny Dimes is upon us.

Though he had a league-leading 18 fumbles, that is an issue that can be fixed easily with coaching and hard work on the fundamentals in the offseason. He led all rookies including number one draft pick Kyler Murray with 24 passing touchdowns in just 12 starts. His 87.7 passer rating, 232.8 passing yards per game, and 61.9 completion percentage ranked second among all rookie quarterbacks with at least 400 passing attempts.

Jones accomplished this with a beleaguered offensive line and fractured receiving corps. In addition, he played for a head coach who was in way over his and made questionable decisions in crucial game situations.

Jones displayed confidence, poise, in addition to physical and mental toughness on the field. Equally as important, he was a professional off the field, carrying himself with class. Never allowing himself to get too high or too low, he never seemed the let the New York media or losing affect his approach or waver his confidence.

His teammates believe in him and he won over the fans during difficult times relatively quickly. Jones may not win multiple Super Bowls like his predecessor but he has a very bright future with the Giants as they continue to build around him and his costar Saquon Barkley.