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There is no shortage of coals that have been added to the Giants-Eagles rivalry fire in the past few months. From tanking crucial games to trading up within division to take the player the other team wanted, there is certainly no love lost between the two teams. But Amazon’s CEO-in-waiting (and lifelong Giants fan) Andy Jassy used the rivalry and took Philly out of the running for Amazon HQ2.
Giants: Can Daniel Jones ace his (final) audition?
It’s probably a bit early to say Jones is definitely out as New York’s quarterback if he doesn’t shine in 2021. But the Giants will have a decision to make regarding the young gun’s fifth-year option after this year, and the reality is they won’t be true challengers this fall unless Danny Dimes takes a sizable step forward. General manager Dave Gettleman delivered on promises to surround Jones with more talent this offseason, adding Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Kyle Rudolph while also bolstering an underrated defense. And yet it’s up to No. 8 to navigate a still-iffy pocket and cut down on the silly mistakes to make this team a winner.
Jones probably doesn’t get enough credit for the talent he showcased as a rookie, but aside from scrambling, his numbers were thoroughly uninspiring in 2020. There will certainly be eyes on those around him: Can Golladay stay healthy and live up to his big payday? Will Leonard Williams keep feasting under his own new deal? Can Saquon Barkley revive All-Pro praise after a lost season? But like the Cowboys (and, frankly, most teams in the NFL), the Giants need their signal-caller to be more than serviceable if they have the playoffs in mind.
Everybody knows that Daniel Jones got some help this offseason. It’s also no secret that more jobs than his own are riding on his upcoming season. Will the gamble on the third year QB pay off?
In case you missed it
- Giants roster moves: Giants grab RB Ryquell Armstead off waiver wire
- PFF 2021 quarterback rankings: Daniel Jones ranked 20th in the NFL
- Giants 2021 roster profile: CB James Bradberry
- Report: Giants to hold joint practices with Patriots
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