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Perhaps surprisingly to many, Pro Football Focus chose quarterback Daniel Jones for the Giants. PFF writes:
This one may seem like a mistake, given that many of Jones’ passing numbers actually took a step back in his second season, but those passing numbers don’t tell the entire story. Jones’ PFF grade — a number designed to isolate the play of a quarterback from his supporting cast — actually improved from 65.9 as a rookie to 78.4 in 2020.
The biggest reason for that improved grade was that Jones did a better job of keeping the ball out of harm’s way, reducing his number of turnover-worthy plays from 31 in 2019 to 17 this past season on a similar number of dropbacks. He also gave the Giants some added value with his athleticism as a runner. A better offensive environment should lead to better results for Jones next season.
The long-time NFL coach broke into the NFL as an assistant with the Giants in 1975.
We talked Monday about how the Tampa Bay defense illustrated the Giants’ need for upgrades on the edge and for a play-making inside linebacker next to Blake Martinez.
The COVID-19 pandemic, though, is again likely to have a major impact on how the league conducts business.
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