Eli Manning thinks coaching changes have been an extra challenge for Daniel Jones

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When the Giants drafted quarterback Daniel Jones in 2019, Pat Shurmur was the head coach and Mike Shula was the offensive coordinator. In 2020, Joe Judge was the Giants’ head coach and Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator. In 2021 Judge returned but fired Garrett during the season and replaced him with Freddie Kitchens. And now Brian Daboll is the Giants’ head coach and Mike Kafka is the offensive coordinator.

Add it all up, and Jones has had to adjust to a lot of different coaching in a short time. And Jones’ predecessor as the Giants’ starting quarterback, Eli Manning, thinks that’s a challenging situation for Jones.

Manning noted that the Giants had a lot more coaching consistency early in Manning’s own career, with Tom Coughlin coaching the Giants for Manning’s first 12 seasons, and Manning thinks that stability was a key to his growth.

“By my fifth year, I had been in the same offense the whole time, I knew it, I could coach it up, new guys are coming in, I was speaking the same language as my offensive coordinator and as Coach Coughlin, and kind of preaching the same stuff,” Manning said on NFL Network. “And with [Jones], it’s all new, and it’s learning, and he’s consistently trying to learn and learn and learn, and it just takes some time before it all sinks in.”

Manning is optimistic that the Giants now have the right system in place for Jones.

“I think with Coach Daboll, and what they’re doing, and that staff, and [new GM] Joe Schoen, having been around the facility some, the atmosphere has changed,” Manning said. “So I’m excited for Daniel, I know he’s worked extremely hard and you know, been through a lot of offenses, a lot of coaching changes, so hopefully this can be the right one.”

The Giants declined the fifth-year option on Jones’ rookie contract, which means he’s slated to hit free agency after this season. He has every opportunity to prove himself worthy of a big second contract — and if he falls short, the Giants will keep their coach in place, but change quarterbacks.

15 responses to “Eli Manning thinks coaching changes have been an extra challenge for Daniel Jones

  1. Yes. It’s messed up when you think you’ve found your franchise quarterback and then keep changing coaching staffs in rapid succession.
    It should be embarrassing for the Giants, who aren’t some expansion team, but are one of the founding franchises of the league.

  2. Even with Daboll, it may be too late for Daniel Jones. He has taken a beating behind that Giants offensive line.

  3. Jones has the best coaching now he’s had yet… but will they give him enough rope to get up to speed in this offense… I doubt it. Giants will be drafting a QB next year.

  4. Who decided guy with a 117-117 record and 84 passer rating should be the spokesperson for All’s Well in NY?

  5. Jones is smart and has no problem learning a new system every year. The problem is the other guys on offense are learning new pass routes and blocking schemes. New blitz pickups and audibles. It takes a while to get everyone in sync. Then you have new coaches coming in who aren’t familiar with their personnel. Each guy has strengths and weaknesses. It takes a while for the coaches to learn how to utilize his players. That’s just the offense. When you get a new defensive coordinator the same thing happens. Players are learning the new defense and the coaches don’t know the players. Constant change has never been successful. I almost puked when they fired Pat Shurmur. Obviously whoever is making the decisions for the Giants has no idea about anything related to winning in the NFL. Sad for the fans. Daniel Jones will be fine. It’s the fans who are losing out.

  6. I don’t think Daniel Jones is a bad qb. I just think the giants are an awful team. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a tannehill like resurgence if he were to go elsewhere

  7. He may or may not be the guy, but it’s a tough situation, and I wish him good luck.

  8. All I have to say is look what Baker Mayfield did here in Cleveland. Our coaching staff was musical chairs from the time he got here… before he got thrown overboard by the Jimmy.

  9. What actual football fan bases how good a QB is by his win/loss record?

    That’s incredibly dumb.

  10. arwiv says:
    June 25, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    What actual football fan bases how good a QB is by his win/loss record?

    ————-/———-/—————/———-

    That’s the exact thing Nathan Peterman has been saying for years now.
    That’s also the only thing keeping Archie Manning out of the HOF.

  11. yeahbut says:
    June 25, 2022 at 1:02 pm
    Who decided guy with a 117-117 record and 84 passer rating should be the spokesperson for All’s Well in NY?

    Joe Namath was 62-63-4 with a 65.5 rating. To this day I doubt that he has to pay for a drink in NY.

  12. Making excuses for QBs is the new pastime of the NFL. Daniel Jones is not a starter. Get over it and move on. How many teams need to watch Christian Ponder film before they get it? At least Steve Keim had the balls to admit he made a bad pick.

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