Last season for the New York Giants brought about fears of longer term trouble for Daniel Jones, but the Giants may have dodged a bullet with his injury.
Neck injuries can be pretty serious, and the speculation about Jones’ injury only became more pessimistic when the quarterback was shut down for the season. Not only that, but what was originally written off as a standard injury ended up warranting visits to specialists for second opinions from outside the team medical staff.
In spite of that, John Mara is confident that Jones isn’t going to carry the injury into the 2022 season.
“Yeah, so our medical people are very confident that the neck injury will be a non-factor,” Mara told media after Brian Daboll’s introductory press conference.
If Jones really is fully over the injury by the 2022 season, that’s a major positive for him. He’ll have to put on his best performances this season, as it’s likely he only receives one more year to prove himself as a worthy franchise quarterback going into the future.
Of course, head coach Brian Daboll and GM Joe Schoen have been positive on Jones so far. But with Jones being the last regime’s quarterback, there’s only so much time that the new-look organization can spend evaluating him before deciding to make a decision in one direction or the other on his future.
The Giants have notably been one of the most injured teams in the league over the past decade. With Joe Schoen promising to look into it, maybe this season will be the first where Jones doesn’t miss games with injury.