New York Giants’ Daniel Jones Stacks up Well in the NFC East

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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New York Giants’ second-year quarterback, Daniel Jones doesn’t get the recognition he deserves, but he’s better than most give him credit for.

Of the projected starting quarterbacks in the NFC East, Daniel Jones is the second-best quarterback in the division.

The only signal-caller better than him is the Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz. Coming in third is Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Washington’s Dwayne Haskins finishes dead last.

Jones, a player who once received lots of negative attention after New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reached for him in the draft, has proven many doubters wrong in posting a rookie campaign of a franchise quarterback. Gettleman still could’ve and should’ve traded down and taken him later than sixth, but Jones had a lot of big moments as a rookie.

Many of the concerns about Jones heading into the draft are now behind him. Many questioned if he had mechanics that were going to work in the NFL, but they turned out to be just fine.

Time will tell if outperforming expectations last year had much to do with the 2019 coaching staff, but regardless, it’ll be hard for the Giants’ coaching staff to be worse than it was last year. Jones is poised to improve in year two, but he’s already made impressive progress now.

Next up is to fix his ball security, which he has been focusing on very much this offseason. Jones lost 11 fumbles last year, and while some of those fumbles were on the offensive line and/or the skill position players not creating separation to get open, everyone in the building knows Jones needs to improve there to win more games this year.

But how does he stack up against the other three starting quarterbacks in the NFC East?