The New York Giants saw surprising success in 2022 as head coach Brian Daboll made an instant impact on the organization. Daboll had quarterback Daniel Jones looking like a competent player, even with a lackluster group of weapons at his disposal. Going further, the defense did its job and allowed Saquon Barkley and Co. to sit on the football and pound out yardage in the ground game.
Daniel Jones Hasn’t Played Well, But It’s Not All His Fault
The offseason presented Jones with a chance at generational wealth. The Giants extended a lucrative offer to the former first-rounder, effectively tying Danny Dimes to the franchise for the next few seasons. In doing so, Barkley was left out in the dark — so to speak. He held out for much of the offseason before eventually agreeing to a modified one-year deal for the 2023 campaign.
With Jones and Barkley together for at least one more season, many expected New York to build on its positive momentum from the year prior. Alas, things have taken a nosedive since the regular season got underway. And it is only getting worse by the week.
Jones is dealing with a neck issue, one that previously hampered him earlier in his career. While Daboll is optimistic about his quarterback’s ability to suit up going forward, one must wonder how long an injured Jones will last behind such an abysmal offensive line.
It doesn’t help matters that Barkley is also dealing with an ailment of his own. The superstar ball carrier has yet another ankle injury, which has forced him out of action for the past three weeks. The team has been outscored 85-31 in that span.