The 2023 campaign did not go according to plan for the New York Giants after their surprise run to the Divisional Round of the playoffs the year before. While only having their starting quarterback in Daniel Jones on the field for six games didn't help, there were a bevy of issues the team was dealing with even when he was healthy and on the field.

After leading the Giants to the postseason the year before, Jones struggled during his limited time on the field (108/160, 909 YDS, 2 TD, 6 INT, 40 CAR, 206 YDS, 1 TD) before he suffered a torn ACL. It obviously takes quite a while to recover from that sort of serious injury, but it sounds like Jones is expecting to be fully cleared and ready to go for the Giants by the time training camp rolls around.

Daniel Jones, Giants have quite a bit to prove in 2024

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones on the field during pre game warm ups.

While Jones signed a massive four-year, $160 million contract last offseason, there were questions about his future with the team when he was healthy, as the Giants went just 1-5 in his six games last season. Tommy Devito and Tyrod Taylor both experienced a bit more success than him under center, so that only further fueled questions about his future with the team.

However, the Giants have remained steadfast in their commitment to Jones, and ever since he suffered the injury, the belief was that he wouldn't be forced to miss any time in 2024. Well, with voluntary workouts underway, it sounds like he's still on that previously established timeline, which is a big win for New York.

The offense Jones walks into, though, will look far different than it did just a few months ago. While the team still needs a top-tier playmaker for Jones to throw to, Saquon Barkley is no longer around after he opted to defect to New York's divisional rival in the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency. Getting Jones back will be big, but he's going to need help on offense if this team is going to be successful.

The good news is that the Giants own the sixth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which they could use to draft one of the top wide receivers available, or trade back to accrue even more assets that they could use to bolster their offense. Whichever way you slice it, New York needs to surround Jones with playmakers, and that has to be the main focus of this upcoming draft.

There's a chance that the team selects a quarterback at some point in the draft to heat up Jones' seat a bit, but the starting job is still his until further notice. And with that in mind, it's great to see that he's progressing well in his recovery from this serious ACL injury, as he and the Giants will both have quite a bit to prove in this upcoming campaign.