Will Daniel Jones still be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants this time next year? His first three seasons in the NFL have been up and down, but if he can put it all together under another new coaching staff in 2022, Jones has a chance to continue at the franchise quarterback. of New York.
Now observing from afar, former Giants assistant coach Freddie Kitchens has his opinion on Jones. Kitchens joins the Giants as a full-time coach on Joe Judge’s payroll in 2020, and last season he served as a senior offensive assistant and interim offensive coordinator (after Jason Garrett was fired). Kitchens was laid off from the rest of Judge’s staff after the 2021 season and is currently working as a senior analyst for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
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Kitchens recently revealed Jones in an interview with Lance Meadow and Brad Hopkins on Sirius XM NFL Radio. Here’s an excerpt of what Kitchens had to say about Jones balancing his athletic ability with his injury history, via Big Blue View’s Chris Pflum (emphasis added):
“I think Daniel is beginning to understand that [the importance of staying healthy],” said Kitchens. “It’s an unfortunate deal, but I think Daniel has grown a lot from that side of things and understands that he’s going to bring the team on his side in their future because he’s not going to start. unless he has the best chance of winning. He started to understand that better. “
“I think early on you’re out there for the team,” he added, “you want to do what’s best for the team and all that and you get annoyed sometimes, but he got it. more on that I think and I know he’s moving forward. “
“With Daniel’s feet, his feet are a huge attribute and I think going forward just being a little bit safer with him would be beneficial and I think he’s learned that. I think you’ll see the best of Daniel Jones from that perspective. Make no mistake about it, Daniel Jones’ legs are definitely a weapon.”
Jones’ athletic prowess has been a double-edged sword since joining the NFL. On the one hand, he is a great runner who has dashed for 1,000 yards (5.8 yards per take) and five touchdowns in three seasons. On the other hand, his willingness to tackle and run there contributed to him missing several games through injury.
Here’s one such example from last season:
It remains to be seen how first-year Giants head coach Brian Daboll will use Jones’ sport. As offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills, he called on quarterback Josh Allen to run after the ball on a regular basis. He may have to adjust that strategy with Jones.
Kitchen: Daniel Jones in ‘Best Situation’ with Brian Daboll
Freddie Kitchens would not make predictions on whether Jones would sign a second contract with the Giants, but he did say new head coach Brian Daboll offered the “best case scenario” for the fledgling quarterback. young.
“I know the new management there has done a tremendous job,” Kitchens said on Sirius XM NFL Radio, according to Big Blue View. “Brian is going to do a helluva job coaching them, so I think they’ve got the best situation Daniel has had in quite some time to bring out his full potential. If the best he can offer them is what they want to see then of course they will give him the contract. If not, they will continue. It’s as simple as that.”
The coaching staff rotation influenced Jones’ growth in the NFL. He’s only in his fourth year and already has three different head coaches and four different game callers (Pat Shurmur, Jason Garrett, Freddie Kitchens and now Brian Daboll/Mike Kafka).
If Jones is able to stimulate immediately with the current coaching staff, then the Giants can finally find some stability.
Golden Tate recently defended Daniel Jones
Freddie Kitchens isn’t the only Giant from the past to talk about Daniel Jones this season. Former Giants player Golden Tate recently said he sympathizes with Jones, after all the coaching changes he has faced during his youth career.
Tate told NJ.com: “I feel really bad for Daniel. “He was put into a rebuilding organization for one, had Pat Shurmur for a year and then had Joe Judge for two years, now another head coach and another rebuild going into the season. his fourth prize. He doesn’t have Saquon yet [Barkley]my self, [Kenny] Golladay, Sterling [Shepard] – no one is on the field at the same time. And on top of that, he has [Jason] Garrett and that probably doesn’t help much.
“So you feel bad for him… He has a lot of talent but he doesn’t get much help due to injury and the way they’ve arranged it.”
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