They didn’t get into the trade war to get Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.
Their only quarterback signing from free agency was that of backup Tyrod Taylor.
There’s also no sign that the team will draft a quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft this month.
So Giants fans can look forward to Jones giving the team another season under center.
However, are the Giants making a mistake by keeping Jones in as the starting quarterback?
Jones Has Improved Little Since His Rookie Season
In 2019, when Jones first started for the Giants, his passing stats showed promise to the team.
He passed for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions during that season.
The passing yards and touchdowns from 2019 are his career highs going into 2022.
However, his interceptions have gone down, showing he can protect the ball.
7 ints in 11 games last season
10 ints in 14 games in 2020.
12 in 13 games his rookie year.
— Primetime Dimes ✪ (@primetimedimes8) April 3, 2022
But, every year his touchdowns and passing yards go down.
2020 saw him with 2,943 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, while he only had 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2021.
However, everything needs to be put into perspective with those numbers.
Jones played 13 games in 2019, 14 in 2020, and 11 in 2021.
While there is no excuse for his fall off in 2020, the six games he missed in 2021 didn’t help his stats.
Those six games he missed were because of an injury, something that has plagued Jones in his career in New York.
Injury History Could Cause Him To Miss Games In 2022
During a Week 12 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles last season, Jones suffered a season-ending neck injury.
The Giants 2021-2022 season is OVER!! It has been painful!! Daniel Jones being on the IR with a neck injury after the 1st Eagles game. Being left with 2nd string QB Mike Glennon and 3rd string QB Jake Fromm who are AWFUL!!
— Matthew Seltzer (@MatthewSeltzer1) January 9, 2022
He also suffered a concussion earlier in that same season, but was cleared to continue playing.
The injury history doesn’t stop there, as he’s prone to ankle and hamstring injuries during his time in the NFL.
Durability at quarterback is key for consistency with any NFL team.
However, Jones hasn’t shown that type of durability throughout the course of an NFL season.
That means the Giants would, at some point, need to rely on Taylor in 2022.
Taylor has starting experience at quarterback, a plus for the Giants.
However, he’s not the guy to get your team to the playoffs.
By sticking with Jones, the Giants only have Taylor if Jones misses the season with an injury.
Who’s To Blame For Jones’ Injury History?
Jones is a scrambling quarterback.
So he puts himself in danger every time he runs with the ball downfield.
However, that has never stopped him from using his legs to make plays when receivers were covered.
But those legs got him in trouble with his injuries.
The concussion and neck injuries he suffered in 2021 resulted from him trying to make a play on his own.
So not much goes on the offensive line in New York, who only allowed 38 sacks during 2021.
Their line was in the middle of the pack with protecting their quarterback.
That means the injuries Jones suffered directly resulted from him making plays on his own.
Unless Jones becomes a pocket passer, more injuries might be in his future.