Once the New York Giants secured their new general manager, Joe Schoen, and their new head coach, Brian Daboll, many wondered what it all meant for big name players and their future with the team. That included quarterback Daniel Jones.
It didn’t take long for Daboll to praise Jones and for Schoen to make it clear that they would build around Jones. Now, we are quickly learning Daboll feels strongly in that particular praise although some members of the media are clearly against the Jones experiment at this point.
First it was ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky who talked about the Giants’ new head coach being a fan of Jones, and now a second ESPN employee is echoing the same sentiment regarding Daboll’s feelings on Jones.
Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was quick to call Daboll “tremendous” and said he would do a great job while commenting on the Jones situation.
“I’m excited to see him — and I know he said don’t compare Daniel Jones to Josh Allen. But I’m not kidding you: I know for a fact Brian Daboll really likes Daniel Jones. And I do, too. He’s an athlete. He’s got the physical skill set you look for. And he’s got the mental makeup. So I think the kid is going to do well with Brian,” Ryan said, via NJ.com.
Giants owner John Mara recently admitted they haven’t helped Jones given the constant turnover at the head coaching and offensive coordinator positions.
Meanwhile, Daboll was also recently critical of the Jones/ Allen comparisons. Luckily, Daboll seems to be a fan of Jones and many feel that the Giants’ new head coach could be great for the 24-year-old, who clearly has a make-or-break year coming up in 2022.
Ryan doubled-down on the impact he expects Daboll to have on Jones, saying the young QB would be better regardless of any other changes.
“Yeah, well, no kidding,” Ryan said. “But this kid will be a lot better. Even if nothing changes, he’ll be a lot better. I think Brian will do a great job with him.”
The Giants clearly need an improvement along the offensive line but with limited cap, they may be looking at the 2022 NFL draft for those answers.
After what was supposed to be Jones’ make-or-break year last season, we still don’t know if he is the long-term solution. Hopefully, for the sake of the Giants moving forward, Daboll can help Jones bring his game to the next level and put to rest any doubt that the former first round pick can be the long-term solution at quarterback.