Giants ready to move on from QB Daniel Jones?

The New York Giants are not picking up the 5th year option on QB Daniel Jones’ rookie contract, per Judy Battista. They are in fact picking up the 5th year option on DL Dexter Lawrence though, per the team.

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What does this mean for Daniel Jones?

This means that he will be a free agent after the 2022 NFL season, and that the team will either be able to franchise tag him, extend him, or let him walk in free agency. This is essentially ensuring that they do not guarantee themselves another season with shaky QB play. If Jones does not play well this season, then they have no need to worry as they can move on from him. Essentially, this is a prove it all year for Jones. If he bounces back with a strong year, then the team can always franchise tag him or sign him to a contract extension.

It makes total sense that the team signed QB Tyrod Taylor in the off-season to be a solid backup. Taylor has experience leading teams into the playoffs and has a Super Bowl ring under his belt from when he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

What does this mean for Dexter Lawrence?

Dexter Lawrence has proven to be a nice piece of the defense in the Giants organization. He has played in all but one game in his career while starting 41 out of 48 possible games in three seasons. In his career he has five pass deflections and two forced fumbles to go along with nine career sacks. These numbers are not the most impressive but he has shown flashes getting to the passer with 30 career QB hits and is proving to be a nice run stopper with 14 tackles for loss. He has recorded over 53 tackles in each of the last two seasons with a total of 145 on his career. He is proving to be a solid piece in stopping running backs but still needs to find ways to record more sacks. The Giants pick up his fifth year option for the 2024 season.

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