As the New York Giants prepare for the upcoming 2020 NFL season, all eyes have turned on second-year quarterback Daniel Jones. After taking over the starting job from Eli Manning last year as a rookie, many are expecting a big jump from the former Duke standout.
Jones suffered through a lot of criticism last season. No one thought the Giants should have taken him at No. 6 overall, especially with Dwayne Haskins on the board. Of course, Haskins ended up being drafted later in the first round by the division rival Washington Football Team.
During the 2019 season with the Giants, Jones ended up showing big-time potential. He completed 61.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Jones also picked up 279 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground.
At 23 years old, a ton of pressure is on Jones to take the next step. The Giants aren’t viewed as a playoff contender, but they certainly are expected to be a better football team than they were last year.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at what the Giants should be expecting from Daniel Jones in year two.