If the Saints don’t re-sign Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater should be their backup plan, not Jones. The 2019 first-rounder has suffered at New York in the last three years partly due to poor front office management and lack of pass protection, but Jones also hasn’t shown anything remotely close to what New Orleans is looking for.
The fact that the Giants themselves are questioning Jones’ starting ability in 2022 tells it all.
NOLA’S Jeff Duncan believes the Saints may merely entertain the possibility of a trade, but we don’t see this happening.
New Orleans Saints happy to pass on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in 2022
Perhaps the most impressive thing Jones did last season was make this one-handed catch, and maybe Jones could try out for wide receiver. At quarterback, though, no thank you.
In 2021, Jones played 11 games and threw for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions. A neck injury saw him miss the final six games of the season, but even when healthy, Jones inspires little faith in his meek Giants offense.
Behind a steadier offensive line in New Orleans, Jones has the potential to make a jump in his career, but why should the Saints take a chance on him? As it stands, Jones is sandwiched between Bridgewater and Taysom Hill on the last-resort quarterback chart and poses a risk the Saints can’t afford to take, not if the team wants to remain competitive.
Jones could be more accurate in the pocket. He could use his agile legs to get crucial first downs. He could be a decent quarterback in the right offensive scheme, but the Saints aren’t interested in unproven talent and want to reach the playoffs this year. No matter what numbers you crunch or what way you choose to look at it, Jones isn’t the man to help them.
“We could do worse” should not be the slogan of the Saints’ quarterback room in 2022.