Giants QB Daniel Jones reveals his biggest focus heading into 2020 season
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was able to show plenty of promise as a franchise cornerstone during his rookie year. Of course, he seems to be well aware that he is far from a finished product heading into the 2020 NFL season.
There are a number of notable areas Jones will need to improve on if he hopes to lead a potential resurgence this year. According to Madelyn Burke of Sports Illustrated, he has put an emphasis on ball security:
“The biggest thing is ball security, particularly in the pocket, protecting the ball … that’s a fundamental skill at the QB position … to me, it’s a fairly simple fix, a mindfulness … being more intentional with it”
Jones prioritizing taking care of the ball this season is certainly an encouraging sign. He was able to fit the billing as the No. 6 overall pick by throwing for 3027 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 13 games.
Regardless, one of Jones’ most glaring issues were the 18 fumbles. To make matters worse, he lost 11 of those fumbles that resulted in a loss of momentum for the Giants offense while giving the opposition an easy chance to put points on the board. While it may seem like a simple problem to fix, it is clear that he has doubled down on his efforts by incorporating ball security drills into his workouts.
Any hope of a bounce back year for the Giants will need to begin under center with Jones. Cutting down on costly turnovers could be the first step for this team making their presence felt in the NFC East.