Daniel Jones Made Some Amazing Faces During Giants Press Conference

The quarterback had an interesting press conference on Monday.
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Daniel Jones is coming off a truly catastrophic season for the New York Giants. He only suited up for six games total before he tore his ACL in November. In those six games, Jones threw two touchdowns to six interceptions and went 1-5. The organization kept Brian Daboll as head coach and Joe Schoen as general manager but cleaned house pretty much everywhere else.

No one really knows what's in store for this New York team in 2024, either. There have been numerous rumors suggesting the Giants are interested in taking a quarterback in the NFL Draft despite Jones signing an extension last offseason. They've let talent like Saquon Barkley walk without doing much to replace it. Is 2024 supposed to be a rebuilding year? Do the Giants actually expect to contend for a division title? Nobody knows!

Maybe that explains why Jones looked like a deer in the headlights for the entirety of a press conference on Monday. Many comparisons were made by NFL fans to Adam Gase. Those comparisons... are apt.

Awfully expressive for a press conference that amounts to a catch-up as the Giants embark upon the next stage of their offseason. If anything I guess he does really look like a guy who is remembering rehab from a serious injury. Nobody enjoys going down that particular road.

Jones will have a lot to prove this season, if he gets the chance. He had a breakout year in 2022, leading the Giants to the postseason while throwing for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns to only five interceptions. The Duke product also demonstrated that he was a credible threat on the ground, racking up 708 yards and seven touchdowns rushing. The Giants liked what they saw so much that Jones was offered a four-year extension worth $140 million after the year.

Much has changed since then. If New York doesn't pick a quarterback in the draft and allows Jones to run the show again, he needs to take advantage of the opportunity. Otherwise his future with the Giants will be in serious jeopardy.

Maybe that's why he was making those faces.


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