NFC East QB Confidence Rankings: New York Giants
- Starter: Daniel Jones – 5.5
- Back-up: Mike Glennon – 4.0
- Deep Back-up: Joe Webb, Clayton Thorson – 1.5
This is a make-or-break year for Jones. He has not had much firepower to work with so far, and he did not show much progress in his second year. In 2021, with a maturing offensive line, a healthy Saquon Barkley behind him, and a stud receiver in Kenny Golladay on board, Jones will have no excuses.
Jones has a good enough arm and is a threat with his legs, but regression in touchdown-to-interception ratio from 2:1 in his rookie season to 1:1 last year is a major concern. Despite his running ability, I have never thought Jones’ ceiling was very high, and so I do not have much confidence that we will see anything more than modest gains this season.
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Glennon is fine as a back-ups go. He is a veteran who really should have had a much better career than he has managed. But by this point, there is no use waiting for him to become a consistently productive player. If he has to take over for a few games, he won’t be a train wreck, nor will he threaten to take Jones’ job.
At least in Joe Webb, you have some deep depth that has been around and can make plays. Now in his mid-30s, his legs may be going, but you could do worse than have Webb in deep reserve.
Thorson has kicked around on practice squads so far. In an ideal world, he would take that third spot from Webb, giving New York a young QB to develop. But the Giants haven’t played in an ideal world since Wes Welker failed to catch a Tom Brady bomb in Super Bowl XLVI.
If you don’t do Roman Numerals, that was about 10 years ago.