Daniel Jones says lack of success 'weighs on me a great deal'

By , Audacy

Daniel Jones enters the 2022 season with an uncertain future with the New York Giants season.

The team, which has a new head coach in Brian Daboll and new GM in Joe Schoen, did not pick up his fifth-year option after going 12-25 through his first three seasons in the league.

With Jones at a crossroads with the Giants, the lack of success is something is consistently on his mind.

“Yeah, it weighs on me a great deal,” he told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “When you put. A lot of time and effort into something and you don’t see the results I think that’s tough when you’re doing anything. Playing football in the NFL, playing football in New York, I think there’s a heavy weight to that. I and the whole team feel that and we’re working as hard as we can to avoid being in this situation in the future. Yeah, it weighs on me heavy.”

The Giants have not quite done their part in putting Jones in a position to succeed since drafting him No. 6 overall in 2019 — an admission Giants co-owner John Mara made earlier this year.

Jones is not making any excuses, however.

“I feel fully responsible for how I’ve played, and to feel differently than that would be a mistake,” he told The Post. “We haven’t won, I haven’t played as well as I need to win games. I’ve got to be real with myself and doesn’t with myself, looking back on things. That’s the only way I’m going to improve and we’re going to improve.”

Jones is currently on his third head coach and fifth offensive coordinator as he enters his fourth season in the NFL while the team has desperately tried to improve the offensive line since he was drafted.

“It doesn’t make it easier,” he said. “…It’s your job to make it work and figure out your own situation. Things you can’t control, you waste energy and effort and time worrying about those. I think there’s a lot of benefits to my situation and having learned a lot of football and seeing it through different eyes and heard different coaches, their different philosophies, I think can be, it depends on how you look at it, but it can be a positive and it can help you grow.”

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