Starting quarterbacks and leading men have a lot in common – they can run a franchise, many of them are tall and handsome, and require an indefinable level of charisma to be successful. And as is the case in football and Hollywood, a bad entry on IMDB/Pro Football Reference can ruin your career.
Check out Daniel Jones’ performance in 2023: 1-5 as a starter, 909 yards, two touchdown passes, six picks and a lost fumble. While he had a career-best completion percentage and 200 yards on the ground, he ended up averaging more yards per rushing attempt than he did on a passing attempt. His final QB rating was 37.2.
That was Jaden Smith’s After Earthor Taylor Kitsch’s John Carter. Danny Dimes delivered an above-average season and Joe Schoen handed him the keys to the studio. How much money did Amazon Prime provide? Rings of power? That’s basically what the Giants gave Jones.
Okay, it might not be that bad; Only $81 million of the QB’s new four-year, $160 million contract is guaranteed, and one season of that is guaranteed Rings of power cost $465 million. Ideally, the Giants will cut their losses like Marvel did The Eternals.
Considering that half of Jones’ deal will likely be over by the time he’s back on the field, releasing him and taking the cap hit might not be the worst idea. What is that? The dead cap hit would be $22 Millions higher than Jones’ actual cap hit? Perfect.
Even if Jones participates in Breece Hall’s ACL rehab plan, there’s no way Brian Daboll can use him again like Josh Allen, right? RIGHT?!
Daniel Jones has had a few neck injuries, now a torn ACL, and if this miserable 2023 season isn’t further proof that he’s not a leading man, I don’t know how much more proof is needed. New York spent exorbitantly to surround Jones with a solid supporting cast and brought in one of the hottest directors in the world, and the Giants bombed even more Fast X.
https://deadspin.com/daniel-jones-new-york-giants-2023-quarterback-1850999038 Giants QB Daniel Jones could be the Jaden Smith of pro football