The New York Giants have been frustrating fans for the last decade. A 6-10 record in 2020 saw them miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. A big part of this disappointing finish was the play of quarterback Daniel Jones.
While Jones looked moderately impressive in his rookie season, he regressed as a sophomore. He played 14 games in 2020, throwing for 2,943 passing yards and 11 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He also fumbled the ball 11 times. Regardless of how you cut it, those stats aren't good enough to win enough games to make the playoffs.
With that being said, New York should start thinking about what happens if their signal-caller doesn't play better in 2021. Here's a look at three quarterbacks the Giants can target next offseason if Jones doesn't improve.
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3. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be 39 years old by the time the next offseason begins. There's no guarantee that he'll even be playing. But, if he is, the Giants should be all over him. Fitzpatrick would be a reliable option if Jones continues to regress, even if it's just for a year until they find a new signal-caller of the future. His recent stint with the Miami Dolphins shows that he can still play at a high level. Plus, he might even be able to serve as a mentor to Jones to try and help him get back on the right track before it's too late.
2. Teddy Bridgewater
Even though the Denver Broncos acquired him a few weeks ago, there's no guarantee that Teddy Bridgewater will stick around. That's especially true if the Broncos want to find a younger quarterback to build around. Bridgewater could be a good insurance piece for the Giants. He's already proven that he can be a reliable starter, turning 3,733 passing yards last season into 15 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.
1. Taysom Hill
Even though Taysom Hill signed a massive 4-year, $140 million contract, the final three years of it are expected to be voided as it helped the New Orleans Saints free up cap space in 2021. If Hill loses the starting quarterback job to Jameis Winston this season, the Giants could target him next offseason. He proved last season that he was a decent starter when Drew Brees was injured. Plus, if he's not in at quarterback, Hill can assume a pass-catching or rushing role to help spark the Giants' offense.
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