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Daniel Jones has the potential to be a great QB

Daniel Jones put together a more than impressive rookie campaign for the Giants. In 12 starts (13 total), the first-year quarterback completed nearly 62 percent of his passes for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

His 24 touchdown passes led all rookie quarterbacks, while his 3,027 passing yards ranked third. Jones added 45 rushes for 279 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and an additional two rushing scores to his final stats.

Jones set several franchise rookie records with his performances last season, including most passing yards, passing touchdowns, highest completion percentage, completions (284) and pass attempts (459). In addition, he became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history with three games of four or more passing touchdowns with zero interceptions.

As impressive as his overall stats were last year, DJ's true dominance came once the Giants were deep in opponents' territory. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones threw 13 touchdowns in the red zone last year with zero interceptions. In fact, the second-year quarterback has not thrown a red zone interception since his sophomore campaign at Duke, an impressive stretch spanning three years.

The Giants came in for some criticism after picking Jones with the sixth pick in the first round of last years draft and a question mark remained over his head throughout the season but the stats don't lie and if he continues in the vein of his rookie season he has the potential to become a great in New York.

Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Golden Tate are all back, giving the Giants offense the potential to be an elite group and Jones will be the leader with Barkley. The talent in this offensive line cannot be denied and if they can all stay healthy for the season they might just have an outside shout at the playoffs.

Now if they could just get Odell back they'd be laughing but sadly I don't see that happening, so it will be down to Jones, Barkley and Shepard to lead the NY Giants back to the playoff's and beyond.

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