He was seen spending time with the play-caller during the offseason workouts.
Giants fans hope that Daboll can boost Jones’ performance because he hasn’t been overly impressive during his first three seasons.
Likewise, 2022 will be a make-or-break campaign for the former Duke standout because his tenure is about to expire unless the team picks up the fifth-year option.
By one week from today, the Giants must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on QB Daniel Jones’ contract that now would be expected to be worth $22.38 million. If the Giants decline that option, Jones would play this season on an expiring contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2022
ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “By one week from today, the Giants must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on QB Daniel Jones’ contract that now would be expected to be worth $22.38 million. If the Giants decline that option, Jones would play this season on an expiring contract.”
Jones has a fifth-year option because he was selected in the first round of the 2019 draft.
Therefore, his performance during the voluntary workouts will help determine if they will keep Jones until 2023.
While $22.38 million is still a bargain compared to the quarterback market’s prevailing trends, it is still a huge cap hit because it’s fully guaranteed.
That amount could limit the Giants’ ability to add more players in other positions of need.
Whether or not the Giants pick up the option, the 24-year-old quarterback has much to prove next season.
The Giants Need More Production From Jones
Jones had his moments, but he’s primarily been a pedestrian quarterback throughout his first three seasons.
It’s not entirely his fault because the Giants’ offensive line needs an overhaul.
However, he should do more if he is the team’s franchise play-caller.
Jones played 11 games last season and completed a career-high 64.3 percent of his passes.
Unfortunately, he threw for only 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
In three seasons, he has 45 touchdowns to 29 picks.
That’s not a good ratio for someone who is supposed to help end the Giants’ playoff drought.