There’s nothing more problematic for a quarterback then having to switch offensive playbooks and adapting to a new head coach in year two as an NFL player. Daniel Jones is already being sent through the wringer with the firing of Pat Shurmur after the 2019 season. Luckily for him, the New York Giants brought in two capable coaches in Joe Judge and Jason Garrett. Garrett has worked with plenty of quality quarterbacks over the years, including Tony Romo and Dak Prescott most recently.
In his rookie campaign, Jones posted 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and fumbled the ball 18 times, losing 11 of them. Overall, his turnover ratio was quite poor and must improve on his ball security. Pocket awareness is an essential part of being a quality quarterback, and Jones’ former head coach David Cutcliffe, stated that Jones should see a significant improvement in year two.
However, his biggest elevation should be from Garrett himself, who brings immense knowledge and an analytical perspective to the game. Cutcliffe is confident that Jones is working extremely hard to prepare for the 2020 season. While things are still up in the air and players are unable to attend minicamp in New Jersey at the facilities, finding ways to stay in shape and spur development can be tricky. Knowing Jones is doing his part and utilizing his time well can make us feel a bit more comfortable about the situation the Giants are heading into. With a ton of rookies entering the fold and Andrew Thomas being added to the offensive line, there will be some developmental hiccups, but these are all positive changes.