Now that the giantsended the season, and because his fifth-year option was not accepted, quarterback daniel jones he is a free agent. previous Duke The quarterback entered 2022 with a lot of uncertainty about his future, but his big game in the wild card round against the vikingsin which he passed for 301 yards and two scores while adding 78 rushing yards, has earned him a big payday.
The question is: will that payday come from the Giants? Will they stick the franchise tag on him or sign him to a lucrative long-term contract? It seems unlikely the Giants will let him go, but what if they do? There would certainly be ramifications throughout the NFL, and the same goes for fantasy.
With that in mind, these are the best potential fantasy landing spots for Jones:
New York Giants
For one, returning to the Giants would give Jones their weakest supporting cast in terms of pass catchers. On the other hand, it could be fun to see a second season with head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. With no big threats at receiver or tight end in 2022, Jones passed for 230-plus yards in a game just twice during the regular season. He only had 15 touchdown passes, but his 708 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns helped him finish as QB7. With a little help in the wide receiver room, Jones’ comfort level in the system should lead to better passing stats.
las vegas raiders
The Raiders are going from Derek Carr and rumor has it that they are all-in for tom brady. But what if they don’t get the GO.AT? He is a Pro Bowl receiver. davante adams, a year after signing a big contract, will he be happy with the idea of Oakland starting over with an untested rookie quarterback? No. As for head coach Josh McDaniels, he likes a mobile quarterback. Cam Newton was no longer as mobile when he played McDaniels with the patriots — so Jones would be McDaniels’ most mobile quarterback since… Tim Tebow. Well, that’s not exactly a reason for optimism, but with guns like Adams, Renfrow Hunter Y darrenwaller, Jones would prosper.
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Two offseasons ago panthers acquired a former first-round quarterback from the Jets (sam darnold), so there would be some symmetry if they went out this offseason and signed a former first-round quarterback from the other New York franchise. Darnold started the final six games of the season for Carolina after PJ Walker and the missing mayfield baker split the first 11 games. Darnold did well: he averaged 17.3 fantasy points per game, 15the among quarterbacks last season. Jones grew up in Charlotte, so a possible return home could be a good way to jumpstart his career.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If Brady doesn’t stay with the Bucs, they certainly won’t have the next starting quarterback on their roster. Tampa Bay selected kyle trask in the second round last year, but no one is clamoring to have him on the field. After seeing how far ahead the 45-year-old Brady was down the stretch this season, Jones’ mobility would add a new dynamic to the Bucs’ offense. mike evans may have missed a step, but the combination of him and Chris Godwin he would make a far more dangerous receiving tandem than Jones ever had in New York.
new york jets
Look, we don’t know if the Jets are giving up. zach wilson. And if they are, we don’t know if they have their eyes on a more experienced quarterback like Jimmy GaroppoloCarr or (dare we say) Aaron Rogers. We also don’t think Jones is leaving the Giants, so this is all speculation. But can you imagine Jones running an offense with young stars? breece room Y garrett wilson At your service?