Only a quarter into the season and things are looking bleak for the New York Football Giants. They find themselves in a challenging position after a 1-3 start to the season, and the question on the minds of many is whether it's time to bench Daniel Jones.
Jones, who showed promise in the tail end of last season was able to secure his $160 million payday but with the team's current struggles, this decision is raising eyebrows and causing some to question whether they are experiencing buyer's remorse.
His performance this season has been abysmal, with more turnovers than touchdowns, raising doubts about his ability to lead the team to wins. He has a 0-3 record in primetime games this season and an overall 1-12 in his career in Primetime games.
NY Giants Against the Seahawks
This past Monday night game against the Seahawks was a particularly brutal for Jones. He was sacked 10 times, leaving both fans and Head Coach Brian Daboll visibly frustrated with his performance.
Daniel Jones throws a pick 6.
Reminder: He has a 160 million contract.
Danny Dimes turned into Danny Crimes.
— NFL Notifications (@NFLNotify) October 3, 2023
The Giants' upcoming schedule doesn't make matters any easier. They face the third toughest remaining schedule in the NFL. The question that lingers is whether Jones can rise to the occasion and play turnover free football.
The Giants' backup quarterback situation is also a cause for concern. Tyrod Taylor is the only alternative to Jones, and while he has experience, he is not a long-term solution. If Jones continues to perform at this level, the Giants may need to explore their options, including potential trades or bringing in another quarterback.
In the end, the decision to bench Daniel Jones is a complex one that the Giants' coaching staff and front office will need to carefully consider. It's a pivotal moment for a franchise looking to regain its footing and return to winning ways. The Giants faithful will undoubtedly be watching closely, hoping for a change that can turn the season around.
NY Giants Next Game
- 10/8 at 1:00 PM
- VS: Dolphins
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium
- Watch: FOX