Daniel Jones is Primed for Success

Daniel Jones

This offseason has been one to remember for NFL fans. Players are just being allowed to enter team facilities. One of those players who looks ready for a big year is quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones has looked sharp all offseason. Videos have been leaked that showcase the training and drills he has been conducting to improve footwork and mobility within the pocket. Also, Jones has put on nine pounds of muscle since the end of last season. Daniel Jones is primed for success.

Daniel Jones is Primed for Success

Productive Rookie Season

Daniel Jones produced a very productive rookie season. From the moment he took over in week three, it became evident that he was ready to be the starter for the New York Giants. Jones ended his rookie campaign with a 61.9% completion percentage, 3,027 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. While these stats are not “elite” these are impressive for a rookie who was called a bust immediately after he was selected.

One knock on Jones entering the NFL was his lack of elite college play. However, it is clear that his supporting cast in college did not help by any means. NFL analyst Chris Simms was not a fan of Daniel Jones when the Giants selected him sixth overall. However, he admitted last week that it is now clear the struggles Jones had in college were not all his fault. It seems that most analysts are starting to realize Daniel Jones is the real deal.

Revamped Offensive Line

The 2019 New York Giants were not a good team. That is the reason they selected fourth in the 2020 NFL Draft. With that selection, they added future left tackle Andrew Thomas to the team. Thomas should start at left tackle immediately. He was a three-year starter at SEC powerhouse Georgia and has a tape that will back up his potential. With Thomas in the starting lineup, Jones should have more protection and time to throw. One thing general manager Dave Gettleman has always preached is the importance of winning in the trenches. This will allow Jones to have more time to find his receivers. Additionally, this will open the running game for Saquon Barkley. Barkley is one of the premier running backs in the league. He was injured last season and ran behind a beaten up offensive line.

Strong Run Game

The addition of Andrew Thomas will help Barkley exponentially, which in turn helps Daniel Jones. Some of the best offenses last year had stable rush attacks. The Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Tennessee Titans all had very good rush attacks which allowed their quarterbacks more time to dissect the defense. When a defense has to prepare for the run, a play-action pass can be a quarterback’s best friend. On play-action passes, Daniel Jones had a completion percentage of 69.4%. Expect that to go up when defenses have to stack the box to stop Saquon Barley.

Daniel Jones Personal Quarterback Guru Jason Garrett

With the addition of Jason Garrett‘s run-heavy offense should work wonders on Daniel Jones. If the Giants can establish the run, they can give Jones extra time to pass. Garrett has worked with Dak Prescott and Tony Romo, turning both of them into Pro-Bowl quarterbacks. It will be exciting to see him do the same with Jones. With the return of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram, Jones is primed for a successful season.

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