Get ready for more of the same, New York Giants fans. Despite the team’s struggles, quarterback Daniel Jones and head coach Joe Judge are reportedly expected to be back in 2022, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The team reportedly believes both men deserve a chance to prove themselves next season. Through 30 games, Judge has a 10-20 record. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, has 45 touchdowns against 29 interceptions in 38 games. He also has 36 fumbles.
The Giants could make some changes. General manager Dave Gettleman might be on his way out. Gettleman — whose Giants are 19-43 since he took over — was already on the hot seat coming into the season. It’s also possible Gettleman will step down at the end of the year, according to Schefter.
If Gettleman leaves, the team’s next general manager could be stuck with a head coach and quarterback they did not choose, potentially making the Giants a less desirable job.
Daniel Jones, Joe Judge need to prove something in 2022
After an underwhelming sophomore season, Jones failed to impress in 11 games in 2021. His season ended prematurely due to a neck injury. Jones finished with 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. The Giants are expected to have two high picks in the 2022 NFL draft. Given Jones’ struggles, the Giants selecting a quarterback with one of those picks is possible.
Judge also needs to show improvement next season. The Giants’ offense ranked near the bottom of the league since Judge took over. After performing well in 2020, the team’s defense took a step back in 2021. Prior to joining the Giants, Judge served as a special teams coordinator with the New England Patriots.
Daniel Jones and Joe Judge are expected to be back in 2022. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)