Why Jones ranks higher than Haskins
Haskins was a train wreck in his rookie season, putting up a miserable stat line that featured just 1,365 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns. Jones threw for 17 more touchdown passes, and 1,662 more passing yards than Haskins.
Haskins started just seven games, but Jones still didn’t play close to a full season, logging just 12 starts.
It’s true that Haskins was in a similar situation as Jones when it comes to a lack of talent in his skill position players, but he had a much better offensive line. Haskins was thrown into a bad situation, but Jones wasn’t afforded anything better.
There were also questions being asked during Haskins’ rookie season last year concerning his leadership ability. When it was time to kneel the ball to victory at the end of his first win, he was nowhere to be found.
Turns out, Haskins was celebrating with fans and taking selfies with them. Because of this, backup Case Keenum had to come into the game and finish it out. Many members of the football community rightfully had problems with this and found it disrespectful to Keenum, other teammates, and the game. It appears like Haskins doesn’t seem to understand his place in the league, as well as how serious being a starting NFL quarterback is.
However, it isn’t just because Daniel Jones is more respectful to the game of football that he is better than Dwayne Haskins, he is simply a better quarterback and he proved it in year one.