Giants’ Daniel Jones adds muscle mass ahead of 2023 season

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) drops back top pass during the first quarter as Carolina Panthers linebacker Amare Barno (90) pursues at MetLife Stadium
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is gearing up for what promises to be a momentous 2023 season. The recent buzz in the sports world suggests he’s possibly in the prime physical condition of his life.

Jones’ Physical Transformation

Sports Illustrated journalist, Albert Breer, reports that Jones has bulked up significantly, adding an impressive 10 pounds of muscle. Not just that, but Jones’ mobility seems to have benefited from his workouts, as he’s “moving better than he has at any point in his pro career.”

Standing tall at 6-foot-5, Jones, who is already listed at 230 pounds, has always cast an imposing figure on the field. His physical prowess, combined with an aggressive playing style, has always been a subject of discussion. Now, given that he’s cemented his position as one of the NFL’s fastest quarterbacks, this added muscle could spell trouble for opposing defenses.

New Weapons and High Expectations

This season, the Giants have equipped Jones with a formidable offensive arsenal, with the likes of tight end Darren Waller joining the ranks. These reinforcements, coupled with Jones’ enhanced physique, predict a standout season ahead.

Jones is no stranger to high expectations. In his fifth year as a pro, the quarterback rode a wave of success last season, driving the Giants into the postseason. His standout performance in the Wild Card win against the Minnesota Vikings was rewarded with a whopping four-year, $160 million contract extension, solidifying his position as the cornerstone of the franchise.

A glance at his statistics from the last season underlines his quality; he recorded a career-best 3,205 yards, notched 15 passing touchdowns, sprinted to seven rushing touchdowns, and stood out with the fewest interceptions among starting NFL quarterbacks.

Anticipation Builds for Regular Season

While fans had a teaser of Jones’ capabilities paired with the revamped offense during the preseason’s Week 2, the real test awaits. The football community is eagerly looking forward to the Giants’ clash with the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 10, a marquee Sunday Night Football matchup. The stage is set for Jones to showcase his enhanced skills and lead the New York Giants to new heights.

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