Shortly after naming Joe Schoen as general manager, the New York Giants hired Brian Daboll as their new head coach. Now, the building begins as the Giants turn over a new leaf following a disappointing tenure with Joe Judge.
Earlier this week, the Giants gave young quarterback Daniel Jones a vote of confidence after a rough couple of seasons and shot down any possible Deshaun Watson trade. However, with Daboll and Schoen coming over from Buffalo, there is serious traction in pursuing Mitchell Trubisky.
The Giants hired Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen as they begin to change the culture
After much deliberation, the Giants named Daboll the new head coach after holding second interviews with him and Leslie Frazier — the Bills defensive coordinator.
After Schoen became the team’s new GM, it looked more likely that one of the two Bills assistants would take over as head coach in New York.
After Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge got fired, the Giants wasted no time bringing in a very familiar pair to run the show in New York.
Now, they get to work with many issues to resolve, with the most pressing being the need for an offensive rejuvenation.
Saquon Barkley hasn’t turned out as expected, Kenny Golladay looked bad after signing a massive deal, and questions remain on whether or not Jones is the face of the franchise.
With Daboll and Schoen in New York, Trubisky could get some serious attention for a contract with the Giants — especially with his familiarity with these two.
Mitchell Trubisky could join the Giants and push Daniel Jones for the starting QB job
As bad as Trubisky’s tenure was with the Chicago Bears, he deserves at least one more shot to be the starting quarterback.
The former Bears first-round pick signed with Buffalo last offseason and spent the year watching Josh Allen torch the NFL. However, there is serious traction on Trubisky reuniting with Daboll and challenging Jones for the job.
Jones hasn’t done much to show that he was the future QB of the franchise. It’s just the opposite. With Schoen and Daboll in town, they certainly have a vision for the franchise.
Could Trubisky be in the plans? The relationship between Daboll and Trubisky is evident, and the Giants’ new HC pushed strongly for Trubisky last offseason.
That could be a significant factor for Trubisky, and Daboll did help develop Allen after all. Trusbiky played in just 10 games in 2020 with the Bears as Matt Nagy flip-flopped through quarterbacks.
Still, the former North Carolina star flashed his potential at times and showed why he was the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
If Daboll can work his magic again, Trubisky could very well come in and take Jones’ job, regardless of the latest comments by the franchise.
It is time for Daniel Jones to prove his worth after a shaky start to his NFL career
The hiring of Daboll is a big one for the Giants in a lot of ways. After everything that went wrong with Judge running the show, Daboll has a ton of issues to fix.
Nonetheless, the play of Jones is the most crucial issue for this team, especially if Trubisky or another QB is brought in as competition.
In Jones’ rookie season, he posted career-best marks in touchdowns (24) and yards (3,027). After that, things fell apart.
The former Duke signal-caller threw for less than 3,000 yards in each of the last two seasons and a career-low 2,428 yards this past year, although he played just 11 games.
Jones failed to throw for more than 11 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons, and he hasn’t looked good since his first year in the NFL. After being taken sixth overall in 2019, the pressure is on now more than ever for Jones.
Still, Schoen spoke highly of Jones in his introductory press conference, although that could be taken with a grain of salt.
Daboll and Schoen won’t hesitate to cut ties with him and bring in somebody else if he fails. Perhaps Trubisky, another first-round disappointment, comes in and takes the job.
There is a lot to look at in New York, but at least the Giants have their new head coach and GM pairing.
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