New York Giants Owner Labels Daniel Jones a ‘Super Bowl’ Quarterback

Published 03/29/2021, 8:37 AM EDT


The 2019 1st-round pick Daniel Jones was widely regarded as one of the top quarterback prospects back in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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The former Duke Blue Devils Football Team shot-caller was selected by NFC East franchise, New York Giants, as the 6th overall pick 3 years ago. He arrived in The Big Apple with a twinkle in his eye and a chip on his shoulder.

However, it’s safe to say that his time in the NFL has not gone as per plan. The 23-year-old featured in 14 games for the Giants last season. He threw for 2,943 yards with 11 passing TDs against 10 interceptions.

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Despite facing his fair share of criticism, Head Coach Joe Judge and franchise owner John Mara have both publicly backed Daniel Jones to step his game up in 2021.

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Daniel Jones gets the support of New York Giants owner John Mara

Speaking to the New York Post over the weekend, Giants’ head honcho had some words of praise reserved for his young quarterback.

When asked if Daniel Jones can lead the New York-based franchise to the Super Bowl, here’s what John Mara said. “Yes, he does. I can say that without any hesitation.

“Every single one of our coaches loves the kid, and believes he has the talent to win a championship. He really wants to be great, you can see that…I believe the sky’s the limit with him,” John said in the interview.

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Mara further went on to laud coach Joe Judge for bringing about a change in the mindset of certain players on the Giants roster.

He said, “You always know where Joe is on the practice field, just like you did with Bill and Tom. His attention to detail is very impressive to me, and those are characteristics Tom and Bill had as well…

“He’s made believers out of the players, as far as his program is concerned, in what he’s trying to teach them and the culture he’s trying to build.

“I’ve been around a number of situations in my years where I didn’t have that sense that the players believed in the head coach, but Steve [Tisch] and I do feel that way now.”

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Sep 20, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is helped off of the field after suffering an injury during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The return of star running back Saquon Barkley will serve as a major boost to the Giants’ playoff aspirations. In addition to that, the move to sign top-rated wide receiver Kenny Golladay is also a positive move by the NFC East big boys.

But they need Jones to tie everything together. After all, a successful NFL team is only as good as its quarterback.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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