Giants coach Joe Judge reveals what has impressed him about Daniel Jones
The restrictions placed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have offered up its own set of challenges for new coaches trying to get acquainted with their teams. Fortunately, it appears New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has still managed to make quite the impression on head coach Joe Judge.
According to Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com, Judge is admittedly impressed with what he has seen from Jones this offseason:
“I’m very pleased with how Daniel’s worked this spring. I’m pleased with the energy he brings, the attention he brings, he’s very competitive. He’s started to demonstrate a lot of leadership, and that’s starting to carry over, he has a lot of good intangibles. And, you know what, we’ve had a lot of good conversations. He’s not afraid to tell me what he thinks, he’s not trying to tell me what he thinks I think, which is what you need.”
It is certainly encouraging to see that Jones and Judge have already started to build their rapport ahead of the Giants’ 2020 season. There have been plenty of instances in recent years where a new coach was not as committed to a potential franchise quarterback who was drafted under the previous regime. Fortunately, that does not seem to be the case in New York.
There is no question that any hope the Giants’ possible resurgence in the 2020 campaign will need to begin under center. Although Jones showed plenty of promise as a rookie, the onus will fall on himself and the coaching staff to take that next step in his development as the centerpiece of the offense.
Part of developing into a bona fide franchise quarterback will be Jones’ ability to lead and rally this Giants team behind him during these unprecedented times.