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The Giants Have Made A Decision On Daniel Jones

New York Giants v Los Angeles Rams: quarterback Daniel Jones runs.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants scrambles for yards during a 17-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams win at SoFi Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The New York Giants will not be picking up Daniel Jones' fifth-year option for the 2023 season. The team's decision was first reported by NFL Network's Judy Battista.

Since the G-Men have not picked up his option, Jones will be a free agent after the 2022 season is over.

This doesn't mean the Giants are done with the Daniel Jones experiment. They're simply keeping their options open by not committing a lot of money to him for the 2023 season.

During the 2021 season, Jones completed 64.3 percent of his pass attempts for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he missed a significant amount of time because of a neck injury.

Earlier this year, Giants general manager Joe Schoen expressed confidence in Jones.

"I've looked at him. I wasn't here in the past, so I don't exactly know what he was told to do, but I do know this: I know he's a great kid. He's been in this building the last two days. I've talked to him," Schoen said, via NFL.com. "There's not anybody in this building that's said a bad word about his work ethic, passion, desire to win, and I think you've got to have those traits as a quarterback. The kid has physical ability. He's got arm strength, he's athletic, he can run. I'm really excited to work with Daniel."

If Jones wants to be a part of the Giants' long-term plan, he'll need to play well this fall under first-year head coach Brian Daboll.