John Mara thinks Daniel Jones looks like a Super Bowl quarterback

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Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has a big supporter in team owner John Mara.

Mara told Ian O’Connor of the New York Post that he believes Jones looks like a quarterback who will win a Super Bowl.

“Yes he does,” Mara said. “I can say that without any hesitation.”

Asked if Jones can win multiple Super Bowls, as Eli Manning did with the Giants, Mara said, “I don’t see why not, if we put the right pieces around him.”

Mara said the Giants’ coaching staff is completely on board with Jones.

“Every single one of our coaches loves the kid, and believes he has the talent to win a championship,” Mara said. “He really wants to be great, you can see that. . . . I believe the sky’s the limit with him.”

Whatever the Giants’ coaches are seeing in Jones, he hasn’t shown it on the field often enough in his first two NFL seasons. But that hasn’t made Mara lose faith in the man the Giants have anointed as their franchise quarterback.

75 responses to “John Mara thinks Daniel Jones looks like a Super Bowl quarterback

  1. Daniel Jones needs to learn how to hold on to the football. How many times have we seen Daniel get hit in the pocket and/or on the run and the ball goes rolling off to the side? This has happened more times than Giants fans care to admit.

  2. As a fan of a division rival, I just love how clueless and lost the Giants have become.

  3. I’ve definitely seen it on the field, and at Duke, too. This guy is the real deal. I’ve never liked the idea of having a rookie QB’s coach get fired after one season, and then have the entire offense have to start over at ground zero. But Jones has done very well.

  4. I hope they truly believe that and give him a 15 year extension. Signed – Cowboys fan.

  5. I want Jones to win for the sole reason of making that clown Stephen A Smith and his puppet boy max kellerman, who were wailing on the air for future hall of famer haskins, to look like even bigger idiots than usual. It’s hilarious how those 2 clowns have yet to bring up that topic ever since haskins flamed out.

  6. John also predicted his nieces Rooney and Kate would be the highest grossing actresses in Hollywood.

  7. There is nothing Jones has done so far to warrant that kind of optimism. Maybe this is the year he shows something. While that’s possible, I have my doubts.

  8. Jones is doing all the right things behind the scenes…eventually the giants hope it will come together on the field…

  9. Was Jones wearing a Tom Brady jersey when Mara made that comment? That would be the only explanation.

  10. That’s great! Since 2012, they failed to put the right pieces around Manning.

  11. If Daniel Jones can stop dropping the ball the Giants have a great shot. I don’t think that he can though.

  12. In the horrid 2019 draft for QBs, Giants could have waited till the 6th rd to get Minshew – they’d be smart to get him now. Minshew > Jones

  13. I’d rather my team took Daniel Jones than the guy they took named Haskins.

  14. I literally almost choked on my laughter there. Nothing against Jones, and I think he has potential, but nothing I have ever seen has ever had his name and Super Bowl in the same sentence. Neither does New York for that matter.

  15. touchback6 says:
    March 28, 2021 at 5:54 pm
    In New England we know Super Bowl quarterbacks. And Cam Newton is it.

    _____________________________________

    In New York, we know how to beat Brady…

  16. He can run. He can make some amazing throws. But the turnovers are hard to justify – hoping he fixes that in Year 3.

  17. He might have the tools, he needs help in all other positions. A bare cupboard

  18. New Yorkers love Daniel Jones. So does the rest of the division. Please be a starter as long as possible.

  19. Wait, what did I miss? The Giants have been running the division and going to the NFCC game? They haven’t had a winning record in how many years? LMAo

    Yeah, Mara is doing happy hour!

  20. I’ve definitely seen it on the field, and I have seen it at Duke too. Daniel Jones is a turnover machine. Overrated and overdrafted. Saw him throw 5 interceptions in a game for Duke. The picks and fumbles continue in droves for the Giants. I attended an ACC school and root for an NFC East team. I was sad to see Jones leave Duke but could not be more pleased about his NFL home. Please continue starting him, Giants. Please.

  21. Asked if Jones can win multiple Super Bowls, as Eli Manning did with the Giants, Mara said, “I don’t see why not, if we put the right pieces around him.”

    The same could be said for a lot of QBs. Just look at Trent Dilfer, Joe Flacco, Brad Johnson and others. One could make the case that you can get by with a mediocre QB as long as the rest of the team is solid. The problem is that’s hard to do now with the cap and the QB getting a ridiculous amount of money.

  22. I hate it when soda shoots out of my nose. Laughed way too hard when I read this.

  23. If that’s the case, then I think the Giant succession plan should probably move faster.

  24. Haven’t seen it yet but you can’t write the guy off after two seasons. Lots of people thought Josh Allen was a bust two years in. Time will tell.

  25. Daniel Jones doesn’t even believe Daniel Jones looks like a Super Bowl winning QB

  26. After the comment he was quoted as saying, we need to sign that Eli kid to a long term deal.

  27. charliecharger says:
    March 28, 2021 at 5:52 pm
    I’ve definitely seen it on the field, and at Duke, too. This guy is the real deal. I’ve never liked the idea of having a rookie QB’s coach get fired after one season, and then have the entire offense have to start over at ground zero. But Jones has done very well.
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    Yeah, his 19-19 career record at DukE and his 8-18 record in the NFL surely inspires championship aspirations. You have a weirs definition for “done very well”

  28. Sheesh…
    In that case – Gmen should give Jones a huge, long term extension.

    One of the best ownership groups in the NFL is becoming a joke

  29. whostolemyxanax says:
    March 28, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    Haven’t seen it yet but you can’t write the guy off after two seasons. Lots of people thought Josh Allen was a bust two years in. Time will tell.
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    Allen was not written off 2 years in. In his second year the Bills made the playoffs for the first time in forever. He threw 20 TD and 9 in. People were knocking him for his completion %, but he was not labeled a bust. He was miles ahead of where Jones is after 2 years.

  30. Just wanted to make sure enough people had mentioned Trent Dilfer. Now I can go.

  31. His OLine has been awful. They lost Barkley week two, of year two, for Jones as a starter. The defense has been pretty bad as well. I’m willing to wait and see how he pans out. But he’s definitely not the bust many here are claiming… yet.

  32. Mara had Eli Manning as a 2-time SB champ, so I guess it makes sense that he sees Jones as a superbowl QB.

  33. Honestly, what is Mr. Mara supposed to say? “Yeah, the guy is a stiff, but we got no one else so let’s think positive and pray for a miracle.”

  34. jarbag says:
    March 28, 2021 at 5:51 pm
    As a fan of a division rival, I just love how clueless and lost the Giants have become.

    Ok listen. 2 years. 2 different coordinators. A leaky line both years. 1 decent wide out, barely any running game to speak of, TE’s who like to drop the football. I mean Easy E dropped passes last year that were walk in TD’s. Has he been great? No. Can we give a year with some talent before we make the decision that he sucks. I’d say we might as well give it a shot.

  35. I’d rather go with DJ than missing on yet another QB in Haskins and going with Fitzmagic. That’s a plan to be 8-8 and be good enough not to make the playoffs but not not bad enough to draft high enough for a good QB. Pass.

  36. curtis20 says:
    March 28, 2021 at 7:37 pm
    What do you expect him to say?
    _______________________

    The TRUTH ALWAYS WORKS WELL!

  37. NFC championship will be 27-13, Giants over Bucs. Barkley will have 3 TDs. Defense will have 5+ sacks and +2 on takeaways. Dan will pass for under 200 yards.

  38. If after not one but TWO YEARS of watching Daniel Jones play QB you think he looks like a Super Bowl caliber QB then you never knew what a SB QB looks like to start with. Only one QB taken in the 2019 draft is good enough to win it all and his name Is Kyler Murray not Daniel.

  39. The proverbial window is slightly cracked open for another 2 years…then Mara has to pay Barkley…effectively closing their window as smart and successful teams don’t break the bank for Rbs…no matter how good they are…!

  40. Giants don’t need to be world-beaters to come out on top of this division and we know they have the secret sauce to taking down Brady when the pressure’s on. I’m on board with JM. Daniel will take them to multiple Super Bowls.

  41. He does if he has a top flight O line , running game and defense to drag him to a SuperBowl.

  42. Josh Allen has a better chance of winning the Super Bowl than Daniel Jones does.

  43. Jones may look like a Super Bowl winning QB but the problem is he doesn’t play like one .

  44. Daniel Jones seems to be taking the typical trajectory of a talented QB in the NFL. Some exceed the timeline but most QBs take time, and it’s good the Giants are giving him that. As an Eagles fan who sees the Giants twice a year, I’ve been impressed with Daniel Jones. He is much better than I thought he was coming out, and a seriously good athlete. But he doesn’t get enough protection and is seemingly always throwing from a crowded pocket. The Giants are smart not to panic but to keep surrounding him with talent, particularly O line talent. That should be their first pick this year. With more protection, he will blossom (and give the Eagles fits).

  45. All he needs is an elite defense, elite running game, elite offensive line, an elite receiver or 2, an elite coaching staff, and no injuries.

  46. What Brady has always said applies here: The truest test is how the quarterback executes under pressure, in the biggest moments. Brady does; people like Phillip Rivers never did (I’ve watched the guy play – he could never be counted on to rise to the occasion; in fact, he’d often start acting like a storm artist).

    The jury’s still out on Jones, but I haven’t seen anything to this point that would indicate that he’ll rise to the biggest challenges.

  47. touchback6 says:
    March 28, 2021 at 6:39 pm
    “Danny Dimes”.

    bawahahah

    abwahahah!

    —-

    Jarrett Stidham

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