New York Giants move on from Daniel Jones in 2023 PFN Mock Draft

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There is a probable chance that the New York Giants will move on from quarterback Daniel Jones after the 2022 season. Entering the first year of a true rebuild, odds are stacked against Jones to revitalize his career and earn a contract extension beyond 2022. With a newly structured offensive line and scheme changes on both sides of the football, Jones will have to play at an elite level to justify an extension, which means more than tripling his statistics from 2021.

Daniel Jones needs to elevate his game significantly:

Jones finished with 10 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this past year, earning 2,428 yards through the air. He was sacked 22 times over 11 games as the Giants once again hosted a bottom-three pass-blocking OL. The expectation is that Jones will have more time in the pocket to operate and manufacture production with screen passes.

Nonetheless, new management usually likes to roll with their choice of quarterback. The 2023 NFL draft could present an opportunity for Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll to find “their guy.”

Oliver Hodgkinson of Pro Football Network released his way too early 2023 mock, and some Giants fans might be happy:

7) New York Giants: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

After making additions to their WR room and offensive line this spring, if the New York Giants are selecting in the Top 10 again next April then we may finally have the answer to whether Daniel Jones is the long-term future of the franchise. There’s only so many consecutive seasons of failure that you can file away under “giving him a fair chance to succeed.”

Alabama QB Bryce Young should give the Giants more than a fighting chance to succeed. While he’ll battle size concerns during the 2023 NFL Draft cycle, Young is a born leader who is more than up to the task of leading a team under extreme pressure. Young’s poise for his age is uncanny. Not only does he possess sufficient arm strength to drive the ball downfield, but his ball placement is frequently impeccable.

Resetting the rookie quarterback window:

Young is an elite quarterback prospect who threw for 4,872 yards last season and 47 total touchdown passes. As a sophomore at the collegiate level, Young is expected to have another dominant season in 2022.

Composed of stellar pocket presence and fundamentals, Young could end up being a long-term solution at quarterback for the Giants if they have a good enough draft pick. Of course, Big Blue could end up trading the farm to acquire a quarterback of their choice. Young has all the arm talent in the world paired with impressive athleticism.