The New York Giants had their second preseason game on Friday night against the Carolina Panthers and Daniel Jones looked flawless on the one drive he performed in. He completed 8-of-9 passes for 69 yards passing. That drive ended in a Jones four-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Bellinger.
It was the first drive of the football game for New York. It was the only series that their starters played and they did not have Saquon Barkley in the backfield for that series. Matt Breida was the running back on that series. The only non-passing yardage they picked up on that drive was a 6-yard rush by Jones.
In that series, everyone got involved. New tight end Darren Waller was involved in the offense and new wide receiver Parris Campbell was as well. A season ago, Isaiah Hodgins popped in this offense and he has also looked good all preseason long for the New York Giants. With Barkley not being in the backfield for that series and with Jones doing all of the work, can he prove the doubters wrong this season?
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones To Prove Doubters Wrong?
On Friday night, the Giants’ offensive line did not have to face Carolina Panthers defensive stars Brian Burns and Derrick Brown, which helped Daniel Jones get this offense into a rhythm for starters. That is not bad because head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka want to see progress from him.
This is the second consecutive season that Daniel Jones will have the same playbook and it could help him succeed. He just had 15 total passing touchdowns last season and a lot of people want to see that number jump for the New York Giants.
There are many people who are still out on him. Can Daniel Jones take that next step or is he just going to be at the middle of the pack at best at the quarterback position? Many are wondering whether or not the New York Giants this offseason closed the gap talent-wise between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jones will have Saquon Barkley in the backfield once Week 1 comes, which will help his cause. One of his new toys this season also will be rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, a third-round pick from Tennessee.
This will be the fifth season that Jones is in the NFL. He will need to produce 25-30 touchdowns and throw for over 4,000 yards for fans to be satisfied with him.