NFL Fans Are Clowning On Daniel Jones’ Massive Contract After Embarrassing Week One Performance

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In his first official game since signing a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the New York Giants, Daniel Jones did little to prove that he was worth the money.

Not only did the Giants get embarrassed by the Cowboys at home in their first game of the season, but the offense got shut out entirely in the 40-0 defeat.

Jones, in particular, played quite poorly as he completed just 15 of 28 passes for 104 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions in the game.

Following the heavy defeat, NFL fans took to social media to clown on the Giants for handing the clearly mediocre a behemoth contract extension.

What makes Jones’ performance more troubling is that he had a full compliment of weapons available to him, including newly acquired Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller, who had just three catches for 36 yards in his G-Men debut.

Given the playoff expectations placed on the Giants following last year’s Wild Card berth and subsequent Wild Card round victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Giants — and Jones in particular — will need to turn things around fast if they want to keep the fan base on their side.

Luckily for the Giants, their Week 2 matchup is against arguably the worst team in the league as they’ll be taking on the Arizona Cardinals, who are the betting favorites to finish with the worst win-loss record in the NFL this year.

The Giants originally drafted Jones out of Duke University with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones has essentially been the Giants’ starter since having started in 54 games.

In those 54 games, Jones has compiled a 21-31-1 record and has completed 63.8% of his passes for 11,713 yards, 60 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. Jones has also proven to be a threat with his legs as he’s carried the ball 306 times for 1,751 yards and another 12 touchdowns.

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