John Mara: We’ve done everything possible to screw Daniel Jones up, haven’t given up on him

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Giants General Manager Joe Schoen suggested the team will be sticking with quarterback Daniel Jones and team co-owner John Mara echoed that sentiment when he spoke with reporters after Schoen’s introductory press conference.

Mara said that the team will not be trading for Deshaun Watson while also saying that the team has done a poor job of supporting Jones since he arrived in the first round of the 2019 draft. Jones has played for multiple head coaches and offensive coordinators in his three seasons and former G.M. Dave Gettleman did more talking about fixing the offensive line than fixing the offensive line.

“We’ve done everything possible to screw this kid up since he’s been here. . . . We certainly have not given up on Daniel Jones,” Mara said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

Schoen touched on the offensive line issues in an interview with Vacchiano by saying “if you want to see Daniel Jones put his best foot forward, he’s got to be on his feet.” As the Giants have learned, however, correcting the problem takes more than just the desire to do it.

9 responses to “John Mara: We’ve done everything possible to screw Daniel Jones up, haven’t given up on him

  1. They got that right. When he had a little time and maybe a RB that averaged more than 2 yards a carry, he was pretty good.

  2. There’s a lot of crow eating going on with the Giants right now but what else can they say after the last few years? Actions are needed so fingers crossed.

  3. Gettleman made a lot of bad decisions as GM, that’s true, but I can’t help but think that taking Jones that high was among them.

  4. Translation: He can be our QB-pinata while we shop for a real deal during our non-rebuild.

  5. He is right about this and I have a strong belief that with a better offensive line and more modern offensive scheme Jones will have a breakout 2022 season. He’s one of the best passers on attempts of 20+ yards and is the best on 20+ yard attempts outside the numbers since entering the league. If Brian Daboll is hired and he installs the same kind of offense he ran with Josh Allen, Daniel Jones will establish himself as a franchise QB this year.

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