Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones is working on improving his ball security. Jones fumbled 6 times and threw 12 picks in 13 games as a rookie. Can he take a step forward in 2020? (Bill Kostroun/Associated Press)

Daniel Jones had an up and down rookie season for the Giants. I’m not sure anybody is 100 percent certain what the rest of his career is going to look like. One potential pitfall that has popped up so far is ball security. In 13 games, Jones threw 12 picks and fumbled 6 times. Not exactly ideal.

The former 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft knows that he needs to improve in that aspect. It’s been his big area of focus this offseason:

Apparently, Jones has been throwing in a public park in Charlotte North Carolina and studying film at home. Jones went to Duke and grew up in Charlotte. Luckily for him, the corona hasn’t been nearly as bad in that state compared to others.

I think the real fascinating part for Jones and his development is Jason Garrett. Yes, you read that right. Garrett is going to be dialing up plays and coaching Jones through his ups and downs. The former Cowboys coach is the Giants offensive coordinator. I would assume Garrett has full control of the offense since Joe Judge is a special teams coach.

I’m still skeptical of Jones moving forward. I thought he was an interesting flier prospect coming out. You saw the mobility but the tools just seemed average. I called him average Jones on numerous occasions during the predraft process. Time will tell what sort of ceiling the former Duke product can reach. My guess is that any sort of top 10 status in the league is out of reach.

The 2020 season for the Giants will be interesting. The offensive line is improved. The defense is not. Even if Jones gets better, the Giants feel like a notch below Dallas and Philadelphia in terms of Dallas. For now, Daniel Jones feels like an unknown.

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