Colin Cowherd is a big fan of the New York Giants' decision on Daniel Jones today.
The Giants have decided they won't be picking up Jones' fifth-year option. That means 2022 could potentially be his last year with the NFC East franchise. Or, if Jones plays well, the Giants can re-negotiate a contract extension or place him on the franchise tag.
It's a win-win for the Giants. Cowherd's a big fan of the decision.
"This is the right move... There's no reason to commit to a player [Daniel Jones] who has been pedestrian," he said on Thursday.
The Giants are still hoping Jones can become a star. He'll have to prove his worth next season.
"There remains hope that Jones turns into the quarterback the Giants hoped he'd become," said Nick Shook, via NFL.com. "New York hired Brian Daboll as its head coach with the belief Daboll can do what he once did with Josh Allen in Buffalo: Make Jones into a franchise star. Without the security of a fifth-year option, Jones will be on a relatively short leash, essentially being given one season to work with Daboll and prove he's worth the investment beyond 2022."
The Giants will give Jones one potential last ride this upcoming season. If he fails to meet expectations, New York may look for a new quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft.