NFL reporter Annie Agar has offered a brutal take on some footage that emerged from the New York Giants during their minicamp.
The New York Giants have been in the doldrums in the past few years, far gone from the days of Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin that saw them win two Super Bowl titles and appear in numerous other trips to the playoffs.
They moved on from that era, but haven’t been able to bring that level of success with them. They have failed to make the postseason in each of the last 5 seasons, with their best effort being a 6-10 campaign in 2020. Those poor performances have enabled them to pick low in the draft, with the biggest indicator of entering a ‘new era’ being the drafting of quarterback Daniel Jones with the #6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
However despite being taken that high in the draft, it’s fair to say that his performances haven’t exactly justified the Giants taking that big a leap of faith in him.
Underwhelming to say the least
The 25-year-old Jones has had what can best be described as a reasonable career in the NFL so far during his first three seasons, completing 62.8% of his passes, throwing for 8,398 yards which have yielded 45 touchdowns to just 29 interceptions. Respectable, but for a first-round pick, you would hope that he would pop more than that.
And whilst he has shown his skill with his feet, rushing for a further 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns, it’s his feet that might have arguably provided his ‘defining moment’ in the league so far, when he stumbled in the open field with the end zone at his mercy during a 2020 game against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles:
Spanish broadcast of Daniel Jones run and stumble 😂— Torchie McHeater (@kleif_mane) October 23, 2020
It’s those numbers that made up the Giants’ mind for them as they declined to pick up the 5th-year option on his rookie deal, meaning that this could be his last season with the team.
Not much improvement, according to some
Taking to Twitter during Giants minicamp, NFL reporter Annie Agar appeared to take a shot at Jones whilst observing wide receiver Kadarius Toney taking part in a catching drill with what was a rather weak-looking ball cannon that kept failing to reach the 23-year-old.
And Agar seemed to hint that the machine was an apt replacement for Jones:
Love to see them prepping Toney for some of the passes he’ll be getting pic.twitter.com/90EuQALERj— Annie Agar (@AnnieAgar) June 7, 2022
Quotes coming out of the Giants camp seem to hint that things are getting better for Jones, so it could well be that he could come and shock us all this season. And if he does, then not only might Agar be eating her words, but the Giants might want to think again about their decision to extend him going forward.