Daniel Jones receives comforting words from the Pro Football Hall of Famer after Giants turned down the fifth year option

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Daniele Jones got some good advice from Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner on starting his fourth season with i Giants of New York essentially in a year of probation.

The Giants turned down Jones’s fifth-year option after a handful of disappointing seasons where inconsistent play and injuries overshadowed some of his successes. Warner, who played for the Giants early in the Eli Manning era, told al New York Daily News that just because the quarterback didn’t get a deal for a lot of money doesn’t mean the franchise isn’t behind him.

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Giants quarterback Kurt Warner scans the pitch against the Washington Redskins on September 19, 2004.

Giants quarterback Kurt Warner scans the pitch against the Washington Redskins on September 19, 2004.
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“Everyone wants to get their big deal two years before the contract expires and they want the teams to commit to them for the next decade, but it doesn’t work that way,” Warner told the Daily News. “Daniel has to be realistic and say ‘You know what? I didn’t play at that level to say I’m still a franchise guy.’

“That doesn’t mean he can’t. The lack of guns around him might be a reason he hasn’t done so yet. And that doesn’t mean the Giants don’t believe in you. It doesn’t mean they don’t want you to be that franchise quarterback. . But the money in that position is crazy. “

Warner said he thinks New York did the right thing by turning down the fifth year option because of the way Jones played. He added that it’s also part of the front office’s plan to put key offensive weapons around him.

New coach Brian Daboll told WFAN Radio Podcast “Tiki and Tierney”. he wants Jones to let go.

Daniel Jones (8) of the New York Giants in action against the Las Vegas Raiders at MetLife Stadium November 7, 2021, in East Rutherford, NJ

Daniel Jones (8) of the New York Giants in action against the Las Vegas Raiders at MetLife Stadium November 7, 2021, in East Rutherford, NJ
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“In these first three and a half weeks I have been close to him [since the offseason program began]I was impressed with his work ethic, his leadership when he’s with the kids, ”Daboll said.

“He does a good job of confusion. I want him to be himself too. I want him not to be afraid of the consequences, pull the trigger and attack and have a positive mindset and keep growing and learning.”

Warner told the New York Daily News that the Giants won’t be able to see what Jones has unless they do exactly what Daboll suggests.

Daniel Jones of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021, in East Rutherford, NJ
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“You’ll never be a great team or compete for a championship if you keep your quarterback on a leash, if he doesn’t do what’s necessary to compete with the best in the league,” Warner said. “This is the approach you have to take with Daniel: ‘Show us. We want you to be that boy. Now is the time to do your part and be that boy.’ If you keep holding him in handcuffs, you’re just saying he’s not that guy. “

Jones has played 38 games for the Giants since 2019. He has 8,398 passing yards, 45 touchdown passes and 29 interceptions. He had 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2021 to go along with 2,428 passing yards in 11 games.

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New York was 4-13 years old in 2021.