Should the New York Giants be worried about Daniel Jones and the quarterback position?

Alexander Wilson
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Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) rolls out to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-23 on Monday night, but they played well enough to extract a victory from the contest.

Despite falling to 1–7, the Giants don’t feel as though they are losing team, as strong safety Jabrill Peppers stated after the game. He feels they are trending in the right direction and are closer to being a good team than a bad one.

However, consistent issues appear weekly for Big Blue, and this time around, it was quarterback Daniel Jones showing off his lack of awareness in the pocket and desire to turn the ball over. He threw two interceptions against Tampa, both of which were inexcusable.

The turnovers were the least of Jones’ problems, though, as he also missed several deep balls, which would’ve secured the win. He missed downfield three times to Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard once. Franchise quarterbacks simply make clutch throws downfield and see the field, and Jones missing these puts a major road block in the Giants’ plans for 2021.

The strange part — Jones is capable of making these throws; we’ve seen him do so before, but throwing to the boundary has never been his strength, and his arm lacks consistency.

Considering the Giants are in line to secure a significant draft pick in 2021, should they be thinking about drafting a quarterback?

The reality is, Jones has thrown 21 interceptions and fumbled 23 times in two seasons, adding up to a lofty 44 turnovers in just 20 games. That is an average of over two turnovers per game, something that simply can’t be accepted moving forward.

While he has improved in the fumble category, DJ lacks awareness and football IQ to make smart decisions in key moments. Whether it be taking a sack or throwing the ball out of bounds, he is too keen on extending the play, increasing the probability of a turnover.

Of course, his tumultuous performance against Tampa will spark the debate. Should the New York Giants be eyeing Justin fields or Zach Wilson? Trevor Lawrence would be the ideal scenario, but the Jets seem to have him all but locked in.

Unless Jones can piece together a consistent performance and revive his trust within the fan base, we might have to be changing our mindset about the 2021 draft.

What do you think: Should the Giants be considering a quarterback next year? Comment below!