By Michael Stewart/@TheTruthNYG
As the New York Giants head into the 2022 season, I will spotlight one position each week until opening day. This will be part 1 in a series of 9 featured articles breaking down the New York Giants by positions: First up we will focus on the offensive side of the ball: The Quarterback position:
Daniel Jones: The new regime of Schoen and Daboll have made it clear to Daniel Jones that this could be his make or break season to determine if he is or isn’t a long term solution at the Quarterback position. If Jones has a solid season in 2022, Schoen could still opt to place the franchise tag on him and ask Jones to give a repeat performance in 2023 to ensure a multi-year contract.
Tyrod Taylor: Taylor was signed to not compete for the starting job, but to rather provide a much better backup plan should Jones sustain another injury which he has had over the past two season. Taylor can provide the Giants offense a much better option production wise over past Quarterback backups like Colt McCoy and Mike Glennon.
Davis Webb: the odds of Webb un-seeding Taylor is stacked against him, so it will be interesting to see what the Giants plans are with Webb if he fails to make the 53-man roster as I only see the Giants carrying two quarterbacks during the season. Webb could opt to go to the practice squad, but most first pass through waivers. Another option would be to just release him and allow him to get picked up by another team.
Final Thoughts: HC Brian Daboll and OC Mike Kafka are banking on transforming Daniel Jones into a solid top 15 quarterback in 2022. Two major obstacles for them will be to minimize his turnovers (fumbles) which Jones has cut down on since being drafted and also to keep him on the field and to avoid injuries that has plagued him over the past two seasons. The best way of doing that is to not allow Jones to run the ball on design plays and if he needs to scramble, avoid contact at all costs by getting down before contact, which is something Jones has trouble doing. Keep an eye out for my article as we review the offensive line.