Ex-Giants QB says Jason Garrett will be ‘phenomenal’ for Daniel Jones
Jason Garrett’s stock has dipped somewhat since his firing as Dallas Cowboys head coach, but one notable figure believes that he will be a great fit in New York with young quarterback Daniel Jones.
In an interview this weekend with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, former New York Giants quarterback Kerry Collins raved about the pairing between Garrett, the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, and Jones.
“For a young guy like Jones, who has obviously shown a lot of ability, Jason is gonna help him immensely, with everything,” said Collins. “He’s not just gonna be an X’s and O’s guy, he’s gonna talk about that position and what it means to be successful. I’m really excited to see that combination.
“I’m sure Jason is gonna be heavily involved with Daniel’s development,” Collins added. “I just could not think of a better guy to have with Jones right now. His brains, the kind of guy he is, I think that match will be just absolutely phenomenal.”
Collins, the two-time Pro Bowler, was the quarterback for the Giants for five seasons from 1999 to 2003, serving as a predecessor to Jones’ predecessor, Eli Manning. Meanwhile, Garrett, himself a former quarterback, was Collins’ backup in New York for four of those seasons.
As for Jones, he showed flashes of brilliance during his rookie season but was otherwise marred by constant turnovers, both in terms of interceptions and fumbles. While the type of offense that Garrett wants to run in New York raises some questions, Collins obviously feels that Garrett’s presence and overall experience will do wonders for Jones’ development.