New York Giants fans definitely want to see more completions from Daniel Jones next season – but many of the ones last year weren’t his fault. At least, that’s if you put stock in the Pro Football Focus metrics which say that Daniel Jones had the 7th highest receiver fault incompletions of any quarterback in 2020.
Daniel Jones had the 19th most pass attempts last season and the 7th most incompletions that were deemed “receiver fault” with 36.
The pressure is on to perform in 2021: ($) https://t.co/OUFqZKTVN4
— PFF NY Giants (@PFF_Giants) April 3, 2021
Obviously, the Giants didn’t have as much receiving talent last year as many would have hoped. Receivers not getting enough separation was a constant complaint and Darius Slayton, the top performer from Jones’ rookie year, took a step back statistically. The Giants saw some production from players like Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, but rarely as much as Jones needed in the moment.
This season, things are expected to be different. Jones should have better conditions all around, except for maybe on the offensive line. The Giants have added a main weapon at wide receiver, another receiving tight end, and Saquon Barkley should once again be in the mix in the passing game – as well as making defenses fear the run more than they had to last season.
All of these things add up to more pressure on Jones. After all, with the Giants improving other areas of the offense, there should be less excuses if his play remains the same this season. With that being said, Jones may still find himself throwing under pressure often in 2021.
With these other areas improving this season, one of the main spots that’s still a question mark is the O-line. And if last year was any indication, that might have a big impact on what we get out of Jones.