3. New York Giants
Daniel Jones is a quarterback I can never get behind. It seemed like a mistake when the New York Giants drafted him in 2019, everyone mocked the team for making that mistake and two years in it seems like we were all right.
Of course, there is recent precedent for a third-year quarterback turning his game around. Josh Allen went from one of the worst seven or eight quarterbacks in the league into a top-five quarterback. There were far more signs with Allen than Jones, though.
This is a make-or-break year for Jones. The Giants have surrounded him with more weapons and a decent offensive line. While he does not have Kansas City levels of weapons, he has good enough weapons to win football games with that defense.
I don’t think it is going to happen. Early on we could see some fire in Jones and some decent performances, and they will sneak a win or two, but it will start to fade out late in the year as they realize they are not a true playoff team and cannot win the division with a 6-10 record.
By Week 15 the Daniel Jones experiment might be over and we could see the Giants in a similar situation as the New York Jets last season in which they are simply looking ahead to the 2022 NFL Draft. That makes life easier for the LA Chargers.
Like Houston, the Giants should not be a particularly hard team to beat, especially with my evaluation of Jones. But it is the LA Chargers we are talking about and they can use all the help that they can get.