New York Giants: PFF Not Confident In Daniel Jones

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Oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks downfield to the pass the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has a lot of supporters after a first season where he took the starting position from franchise legend Eli Manning and flashed potential in many games during a losing year, but that doesn’t mean Jones is without doubters – or problems in his game.

Pro Football Focus has some controversial opinions from time to time but one of their more recent controversial decisions is ranking Daniel Jones with the lower echelon of quarterbacks in the league. Jones was placed at 24th, and while it doesn’t sound like that’s the worst spot in the world, it’s below some quarterbacks who are likely to be replaced by their teams, including Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco.

What did they have to say about Jones and the reasoning for having him further down on the list?

There was plenty to like from Daniel Jones’ rookie season… The big question is the turnover-worthy plays, as he put the ball in harm’s way at a high rate, both as a passer and in the pocket with too many poor fumbles. Jones is fearless under pressure, which leads to big-time throws, but he also had numerous forced throws and a league-high 10 fumbles that were deemed turnover-worthy…

PFF does say, however, that Jones can have some very good or bad seasons depending on the talent around him and how his risk taking play style pays off any given year, which is a fairly realistic assumption based on what we’ve seen so far. This season was, of course, a mix of both outcomes.

It still remains to be seen how Jones will do in year two – some quarterbacks take a big step forward then while others end up taking a large step back and it’s unknown whether Jones will have the sophomore slump or not. Still, having a sophomore quarterback considered the 24th best int the league isn’t the worst position that the Giants could land themselves in.

Plenty of other teams have had it much worse when it comes to moving on from their franchise quarterback to a different name, and the Giants seem to have landed at an alright at the end of that process.