Daniel Jones and the New York Giants put up an absolutely brutal performance in Saturday’s NFL Divisional Playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coming off an historical outing the previous weekend, Jones struggled big time in the 38-7 loss. He completed a mere 15-of-27 passes for 109 net passing yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.
New York’s surprising season came to an ending with a thud, leading to speculation about Jones’ future with the Giants. He’s set to hit free agency in March and is not guaranteed to return to Jersey.
Following Saturday night’s ugly loss, Jones talked with reporters about his future. He did not commit to re-signing with the team.
“I love this place. I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I want to be here,” Daniel Jones said. “There’s a business side of it all. I lot of that I can’t control. I really love and respect this organization, the ownership, the guys in this locker room.
After struggling through his first three seasons, Jones put up a breakout performance in 2022 en route to leading the Giants to their first playoff appearance since 2016.
- Daniel Jones stats (2022): 67% completion, 3,205 passing yards, 708 rushing yards, 22 total TD, 5 INT, 92.5 QB rating
This performance has Jones’ market ahead of free agency likely set at north of $30 million annually. It’s an open question whether New York will want to pay that despite his breakout 2022 season.
In fact, head coach Brian Daboll wouldn’t commit to Jones as his starter following Saturday night’s humiliating loss.
“Yeah, I — all these conversations, we’re gonna have those. We’ve got a long offseason, and there’s a time and a place to have those conversations. Tonight’s not it,” Daboll told reporters when asked about Jones.
New York has a lot of decisions to make this coming offseason. In addition to Jones, Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley is slated to become a free agent.
General manager Joe Schoen has to weigh whether paying Jones a massive amount is worth it. If not, the team will be looking for a new quarterback in a market that’s not ripe with starer-caliber talent.