Daniel Jones: Waste of time to worry about things I can’t control

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Giants co-owner John Mara said in January that his organization has done everything possible to screw up quarterback Daniel Jones and former Giants quarterback Eli Manning recently chimed in with a similar sentiment, but Jones is unwilling to spend much time looking outside of himself for reasons why he hasn’t developed as the team hoped he would over the last three seasons.

In an interview with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Jones conceded that dealing with coaching changes and personnel mistakes “doesn’t make it easier” while also saying that it would be a “mistake” to do anything other than take responsibility for how he’s played. He called comparing his circumstances with others “a recipe for disaster” that he can’t afford to follow heading into next season.

“Everyone is going to have a different path, everyone’s going to have a different situation,” Jones said. “It’s your job to make it work and figure out your own situation. Things I can’t control, you waste energy and effort and time worrying about those. I think there’s a lot of benefits to my situation and having learned a lot of football and seeing it through different eyes and heard different coaches, their different philosophies, I think it can be, it depends on how you look at it, but it can be a positive and it can help you grow.”

Among the other things Jones doesn’t control is how the Giants will approach contract talks after the season. Playing well would open the door for a longer stay with the team and Jones said he’d love to experience success with the Giants, but said he tries not to think about his contract because he doesn’t “think that helps you play better.”

Finding whatever it is that will create that improvement will be vital for Jones this year for him to have a clear future as a starting quarterback with the Giants or anyone else.

15 responses to “Daniel Jones: Waste of time to worry about things I can’t control

  1. Quit making excuses. He’s a bust! Admit your huge mistake NY and move on.

  2. Giants didn’t pick up 5th year option but they also didn’t draft a development QB like Willis. Jones’s play will likely control everything. Had they spent a 3rd on say Willis, Jones’s future would be more complicated. Now, it’s up to him.

  3. He will start this year.
    Then next year when there is a good QB class the Giants will draft a new QB.
    Jones will be a free agent, most likely as a backup.

  4. Not a Jones fan, but look at the coaches he’s had. This year should tell a lot

  5. The Giants have underachieved big time offensively for years. His coaches have been not good. Daboll has a chance to right the ship. There’s actually a lot of talent on that side of the ball.

  6. I think his ability and ceiling are still TBD, nonetheless I respect his perspective and work ethic and I hope he gets a fair shot to prove himself.

  7. The Mannings praised to the hilt Jones would be great. The swung and missed on the kid.

  8. Dude has had the worst line in football, no weapons, and horrible coaching. Show me a qb that would look good with what he’s been dealt.

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