New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman Expects QB Daniel Jones to Make a ‘Major Stride’ in 2021

Published 05/04/2021, 9:37 AM EDT


The New York Giants enter the 2021 season with high expectations. The franchise has used the offseason and the draft to load up on its offense. 

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First signing free-agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay to a blockbuster deal, the franchise went one up by drafting another highly rated rookie wide receiver in Kadarius Toney with their 1st-round pick.

The franchise also has other elite offensive talents in the form of running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram. But we all know that no offense is complete without a solid quarterback.

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And the man for the New York Giants is Daniel Jones. Drafted 6th overall by the franchise in 2019, the quarterback’s two seasons in the NFL so far have been interesting.

Although an injury limited his performances in 2020, New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman is certain that Daniel Jones is looking to make a huge improvement.

New York Giants pinning their hopes of Daniel Jones

While appearing on WFAN, Gettleman talked about the Giants’ goals and ambitions. And also what he expects from his team’s starting QB.

“Obviously, this will be a big jump,’’ Gettleman said. “This is the year, Year 2 to Year 3, that Daniel should really make a major stride.”

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It’s important to remember that Eli Manning, the last quarterback to guide the franchise to a Super Bowl title in 2007, and Manning took some time to get into his stride as well. It looks like the franchise is hoping for the same from Jones.  

“We’re looking forward to seeing him thrive. At the end of the day, we’ll make our decisions… We believe in Daniel. I said that last week. It hasn’t changed. And we’ll just keep moving.’’

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Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Joe Judge shouts out to his team against the San Francisco 49ers before a NFL football game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Jones injured his right hamstring last season during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This saw him sit out multiple games last season and ultimately resulted in the Giants failing to make the Playoffs.

Daniel Jones is expected to be fit in time for the 2021 season. And now with an offense loaded with young talent, the quarterback must treat this year as a make or break season for his career in the NFL.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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