New York Giants: Daniel Jones and Joe Judge have talked about 2022 starting job

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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is ending the year on the injured reserve, but don’t expect him to fall out of the conversation that quickly. Barring an injury setback, it looks heavily like Jones will get a fourth season to prove himself. And according to Jones himself, that is already something that he’s spoken with head coach Joe Judge about.

“I’ve spoken to Joe and we’ve had conversations about that,” Jones said when asked if he’d spoken with the staff about starting next year. “But like I said, I think there’s things that I need to improve on. There’s things he expects me to improve on going forward. I understand that and obviously take that very seriously. That’s kind of my approach.”

The current situation between Daniel Jones and the New York Giants

The Giants will likely continue to evaluate Jones next year after a number of factors got in the way of it in 2021. After all, aside from the injuries to Jones himself, the Giants faced major injury losses on the offensive line and couldn’t keep their top receivers on the field at the same time. Building chemistry during a season like this is a far tougher task, as the lineup at the receiver spot shifted on a regular basis.

Even putting that aside, however, the Giants don’t have a good alternative to Jones at the current moment. It seems unlikely that one will show up in the offseason. Even the top players in this year’s QB class, such as Kenny Pickett, are about as much of a gamble as Jones was back when he was drafted. Taking a quarterback in the first round would bet the future on just as risky of a selection, and slow down the improvement of other areas.

In other words, it looks like Daniel Jones is going to have the job for at least another year, and from the fact that it’s already receiving talk from the coaching staff, it seems like the Giants are also aware of that fact.

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