The assumption has been that Jones would be on a one-year tryout with new coach Brian Daboll before the team figures out his long-term direction at quarterback. But is it possible that Jones won’t even start this season as a starter? Tyrod Taylor never played for Daboll in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean Taylor couldn’t win the job if new Giants leadership decides Jones isn’t the long-term answer, and presumably never will be.
After inheriting a flawed roster and a messy salary cap situation, Daboll has already hinted that there could be growing pains this year. The smart money remains on Jones getting a chance to prove he can still be the starter, but the Giants could opt to pull a stunner and turn to Taylor, especially if reports of the Giants offense struggling mightily on the field continue day. A Jones bank would be the most surprising development of any of the potential declines mentioned in this piece. Stranger things have happened, though, and perhaps Daboll’s patience will wear thin if Jones’ turnover woes persist (his 49 turnovers, including a league-high 20 turnovers, since 2019 are tied for third) .