After the New York Giants gave Daniel Jones a massive four-year, $160 million extension in the offseason the franchise hoped the quarterback would be able to take a leap.
However, that hasn’t been the case through four games of the 2023 NFL season as the Giants own a 1-3 record and sit in last in the NFC East.
Jones and the offense have not been able to recapture the magic from last season and that was woefully apparent this past week on Monday Night Football as they were dominated by the Seattle Seahawks.
New York lost 24-3 as they failed to protect Jones who had to take 11 sacks during the evening.
With so much pressure in his face on nearly every passing down, it wasn’t surprising to see him only muster up 203 passing yards.
After another dispiriting performance, analysts like Joy Taylor confidently proclaimed that Jones has probably reverted back to the player everyone assumed he was via Speak.
“Daniel Jones is exactly who we thought he was,” Taylor said.
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) October 3, 2023
Prior to his modest breakout in 2022, Jones was maligned for his poor decision-making on the field and inability to connect on throws when the offense needed them the most.
So far, those two things have come to fruition this season as he largely resembles the same player he was when he first entered the league.
While the Giants will argue that the loss to the Seahawks shouldn’t solely rest on Jones’ shoulders, his play so far hasn’t given fans much confidence or optimism that he can turn things around.
Hopefully, he’s able to find his groove, though he’ll have to do it against a Miami Dolphins squad looking to bounce back in Week 5.NEXT: Micah Parsons Calls Out People Going After Daniel Jones