It started with ideas through the staff’s acclimation interval that Jones could possibly be benched in favor of Tyrod Taylor. Then it grew to become extra about buying and selling for Jimmy Garoppolo. And now it’s again to Jones being benched regardless of back-to-back stellar practices.
Eric Edholm of NFL Network lately named Jones a starter who may lose his job earlier than camp concludes.
The assumption has been that Jones could be on a one-year trial with new coach Brian Daboll earlier than the staff discovered its long-term course at quarterback. But is it potential that Jones doesn’t even start this season because the starter? Tyrod Taylor by no means performed for Daboll in Buffalo, however that doesn’t imply Taylor couldn’t win the job if the Giants’ new management decides that Jones isn’t the long-term reply — and presumably by no means will probably be.
After inheriting a flawed roster and messy salary-cap scenario, Daboll has already hinted there could possibly be rising pains this yr. The good cash stays on Jones getting a shot to show he can nonetheless be the starter, however the Giants might choose to drag a stunner and switch to Taylor — particularly if stories of the Giants’ offense struggling mightily in camp sustain. A Jones benching could be essentially the most stunning improvement of any of the potential demotions talked about on this piece. Stranger issues have occurred, although, and maybe Daboll’s endurance will put on skinny if Jones’ turnover woes (his 49 giveaways — together with a league-high 20 fumbles misplaced — since 2019 are tied for third-most) persist.
It’s considerably amusing how sure narratives persists inside NFL media.
The Giants signed Taylor to be a backup in 2022 and that’s exactly the function he’s performed to this point. He’s taken no first-team snaps in apply, whereas head coach Brian Daboll has repeatedly dedicated to Jones as their starter.
As far because the turnovers, it’s recognized that Jones has dramatically lower down on these since his rookie yr however the bloated numbers proceed to be offered. And you’ll discover that nobody who discusses them ever differentiates between Jones’ rookie season and what he’s completed by way of ball safety over the earlier two years.
All of this isn’t to say Jones is assured something past 2022. He’s not. But it’s deceptive to disregard Jones’ enchancment within the turnover division whereas repeatedly attempting to push the notion that he’s on skinny ice not even 10 days into coaching camp.