The New York Giants and their fans came into the 2023 NFL season with a lot of faith that quarterback Daniel Jones would be able to take his game to the next level, especially coming off a huge payday. But fans left Sunday night’s 40-0 drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys thinking that perhaps Jones isn’t as good as they thought he was.
Jones went just 15-of-28 for 104 yards with two interceptions and was sacked seven times in Sunday’s defeat. While it’s easy to place blame on the quarterback, Jones wasn’t exactly well protected and Micah Parsons, who sacked Jones on Sunday, even came to his defense.
Parsons’ show on Bleacher Report debuted live in the B/R App on Monday and he delivered his unfiltered thoughts on Jones.
Cowboys LB Micah Parsons believes more in Daniel Jones than the Giants fan base does. pic.twitter.com/BpVN5j40qJ
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“Daniel Jones is not a bad quarterback,” said Parsons. “I know. I know. I know. Some of you may think that he’s a bad quarterback and why re-sign him? You have to remember, Daniel Jones just went against top-3 defensive teams in the league. They’re still learning to gel together. He’s still learning to be the guy. It’s only his second year with (head coach) Brian Daboll, so he gets grace. I think nowadays we don’t give the same grace as we do with guys like Peyton Manning when they came into the league.”
It’s certainly a bold take from Parsons and maybe not one Giants fans want to hear from a divisional rival that just pummeled their team by 40 points. However, it certainly appears that the perception of Daniel Jones inside the NFL is different from how the general public feels about him.