The New York Giants have new leadership in 2022 but are throwing their support behind the same quarterback.
GM Joe Schoen and coach Brian Dabol are both joining the team after spending the last few seasons in Buffalo.
Thus far, it does not seem as though either is veering away from Daniel Jones as the team’s QB1 in 2022.
The Giants have made it clear about their intentions with Daniel Jones this year.
Also not in the top of the QB market in the draft. Maybe second round? Even then, not likely. https://t.co/0xAR9K4Fu4
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 8, 2022
Part of this is because of owner John Mara’s continuous support of Jones.
At the recent annual meeting, Mara spoke about Jones.
“He’s shown enough when we’ve had the right pieces around him — when we’ve been relatively healthy — he’s shown enough talent to make us believe we can win with him.”
Should the Giants be so supportive of Jones or should they be encouraging a QB competition this summer?
The team definitely should be putting the QB1 job up for grabs.
"Needless to say, the Giants cannot win with Daniel Jones…I think that Tyrod Taylor actually gives the Giants this upcoming year a better chance to win."
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) April 5, 2022
Backup Tyrod Taylor has a good chance of earning the position outright, and here are two reasons why.
2. Taylor Is Sacked Less Often
In 11 seasons, Taylor has been sacked 157 times.
In 3 seasons, Jones has been sacked 105 times.
Arguably, the offensive line has not been great at protecting Jones, but this is still a concerning statistic that could indicate he is trying to do too much or potentially holding the ball too long.
1. Taylor Is A More Accurate Passer
Jones has already thrown more interceptions in 3 seasons than Taylor has in 11.
He has 29 whereas Taylor has 25.
Taylor has played in 40 more games than Jones.
Furthermore, Taylor has an over .500 record as a starting quarterback.
He is 26-25-1 in his career, and Jones is 12-25.
Taylor’s accuracy translates into winning.
— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) April 4, 2022
Problem: Both Taylor And Jones Have Durability Issues
Though it seems the Giants are set to go with Jones, a red flag for both Jones and Taylor is that they have durability issues.
Injuries have plagued both of their careers.
What this means is that the Giants may need to look past both and begin developing a solid QB3 candidate as well.
Don’t Forget About Davis Webb
Coincidentally, Daboll has an ex-Bill in the QB room in 2022.
Davis Webb rejoins the Giants in 2022.
He was drafted by the Giants in 2017 but spent the last 3 seasons in Buffalo with Dabol.
Daboll has a high opinion of Webb.
He said (in part):
“He’s a third-round QB that was raised in a football family and I just think there’s something untapped there.”
About Davis Webb. Love hearing stuff like this and happy to have him back! pic.twitter.com/Y6huOFro6P
— Giant Up (@GiantUpPod) April 6, 2022
In the meantime, Jones appears to be the man, but it is worth keeping an eye on both Taylor and Webb to see if either makes inroads over the summer.