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GM Joe Schoen says he took the Giants’ job wanting to compete today while building for tomorrow.
As decisions on several impending free agents loom, the Giants’ 2022 roster remains under their new regime’s evaluation. With six games left in the regular season, can Schoen say his process has been fair by his quarterback?
Making him the heir apparent to Eli Manning in 2019, Daniel Jones’ first three seasons in New York left much to desire. Now getting the job done under a competent coaching staff, Jones’ previous lack of success may have just been a product of his environment.
The aftermath of former GM Dave Gettleman’s horrific tenure left Schoen financially limited and hesitant to commit to the team’s future cap space in his first offseason.
A 12-25 record as a starter, along with pedestrian stats, made it difficult for Schoen to put his faith in the quarterback that he did not draft. He declined Jones’ $22.38 million fifth-year option, sending the message that this was the year for Jones to prove his worth.
That price may have been a steal, given how this year has gone.
The Giants are off to a 7-4 start. First-year coach Brian Daboll has put the players given to him in the position to play to their strengths, an unfamiliar concept to the staff of years past.