The New York Giants are in an awful spot right now because there is simply no direction within the franchise.
Will Joe Judge return in 2022?
And what about Dave Gettleman?
There are just so many questions and that is before even getting to the roster.
The quarterback position is the most important one on any NFL team.
The Giants even have no direction there when it comes to Daniel Jones.
He was taken No. 6 overall in 2019 and so far has shown nothing that warrants a fifth-year option, let alone a long-term extension.
Unfortunately, Jones may have his season cut short by a neck injury.
He has not played since Week 12 because of a neck injury, and the latest update makes it sound rather serious.
After another visit with a spine specialist today, Giants QB Daniel Jones is not expected to be cleared to play this week, per source. Nothing is ruled out beyond that, so it is expected to remain a week-to-week evaluation.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) December 14, 2021
Jones visited with a spine specialist, which is never a good sign for any injury.
The smartest thing the Giants can do now is just shut Jones down for the remainder of the year.
No Further 2021 Evaluation Needed
There is no point to put Jones back on the field this season if he has this neck injury.
The Giants have already clinched a losing record and are not going to the postseason.
There is also nothing Jones can do to save anyone’s job at this point.
He had 10 touchdowns through 11 games and that saw Jason Garrett get fired.
Would Jones looking good in one or two games save any jobs?
Daniel Jones not cleared for Sunday vs. Cowboys as @DDuggan21 noted. Not much changed. Reports coming back are positive but they’re erring on side of caution, per source. Can’t mess w/neck. Don’t want to make worse. Still some hope Jones can return this year but time running out.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 14, 2021
That is highly unlikely and the organization should have its mind made up at this point.
Jones’ future in New York may be up to someone who hasn’t even been hired yet.
Any new GM would come in and have to decide if they want to pick up Jones’ fifth-year option for 2023.
If Judge really claims to have a long-term plan in mind, keeping Jones fresh for 2022 should be an easy decision.