“He knows that and everybody in the world knows that. … Is he going to be able to produce or not?”
“I think Daboll is going to do great things for his career,” Fitzpatrick said.
Jones is entering his fourth — and potentially final — season with the Giants. New general manager Joe Schoen declined to pick up his fifth-year option earlier this year, so Jones is scheduled to hit free agency next spring. The 2019 first-round pick has had his moments. But injury and turnover issues have cast significant doubt on his status as the Giants’ long-term answer under center. And the team’s lack of stability hasn’t helped, either. Daboll will be Jones’ third head coach and fourth offensive play caller.
While Jones’ prove-it year already feels pretty doomed — this is not exactly the roster you would want as a quarterback with his career on the line — the Giants are saying all the right things so far. Daboll and Schoen sound committed to giving Jones a real shot to stick around for 2023 and beyond. That shot may quickly evaporate — the Giants are clearly hedging their bets with Tyrod Taylor’s two-year backup deal — but for now, Jones has it. And Fitzpatrick thinks he could do something with it.
“I think it’s been a tough situation,” Fitzpatrick said. “There have been a lot of injuries. There’s been a lot of stuff he’s had to play through. I actually really like his talent.”
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