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New York Giants 2022 Training Camp Roster Preview: QB Daniel Jones

The Giants need Daniel Jones to take that next big step toward being a game-winner. Can he do it?

So far, the New York Giants' handling of quarterback Daniel Jones's career has left much to be desired, and it didn't take for co-owner John Mara to admit the obvious earlier this year when the topic came up.

When they bring in a new quarterback to be their franchise guy, most teams have a decent offensive line in place and a stable system with the playmakers to go along with it.

Jones, however, hasn't had that. The coach that drafted him, Pat Shurmur, was fired after Jones's rookie season. The general manager who believed so strongly in him, Dave Gettleman, retired. And the quarterback has had to go through three different systems since turning pro, most of them behind a shaky offensive line.

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That said, Jones never complained, made a stink, and kept doing his best to make the most of an unstable situation. While not all of his struggles are due to the Giants' failures to support him the way he should have been, the Giants are the reason why they still don't know if Jones is a legitimate franchise quarterback.

But they're going to find out in the final year of Jones's rookie campaign. If he succeeds under this, his third coaching staff in the last four seasons, it will cost the Giants big money to retain him.

And if he doesn't, well, the Giants have no one to blame but themselves for having wasted Jones's rookie campaign when they could have been bringing him along better and building up the franchise.

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