New York Giants: What does Daniel Jones need to be a successful quarterback in the NFL?

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Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

3.) Saquon Barkley used the “right” way

As stated above, Saquon Barkley hasn’t been utilized properly in quite some time. Comparing Barkley’s statistical output from his rookie season to 2019, his yards per attempt fell by .4. It dropped from 5.0 to 4.6, and while the sample size in 2020 was small, it landed at 1.8.

Saquon has always been a solid pass catcher with more potential in that category, but the Giants simply haven’t given him the reigns. Getting a complementary back to help keep him at 100% and rested could be a decent idea for the future. Similar to how the Saints utilize Latavius Murray, the Giants could get more creative in that way.

At a certain point, defenses know that Alvin Kamara is going to be the focal point when he’s on the field, but they still can’t stop him due to the scheming of their other players. Getting Barkley into space is something that needs to be done in the future.