Exploring One of Giants' Biggest Questions on Offense


Daniel Jones has been effective as a runner for the Giants when called upon. But given his injury history, is it worth it to continue deploying him on designed runs every week? That's one of the biggest questions facing the Giants offensive brain trust, according to The Athletic's Nate Tice in his article "Biggest questions facing each new NFL offensive play-caller in 2022." Tice, who refers back to head coach Brian Daboll's time as the Bills offensive coordinator for clues on how often Jones might be deployed, noted that Buffalo's "most efficient and explosive run game came off designed quarterback run concepts for Josh Allen, using his athleticism to get to the outside or his excellent size as a battering ram between the tackles." But, as he also noted, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones "is several tiers below Allen as a player, but he does have size and speed in spades — especially when he can keep his feet." Tice concludes that "using Jones as a designed runner can help raise his floor as a player, and pairing him with a potentially healthy Saquon Barkley could lead to fun play design opportunities for the creative Daboll." DAZN is the new home of NFL in Canada. Live stream every NFL Live Free game in HD. Sign up today - $20 per month or $150 annually. Cancel anytime.