QB Daniel Jones ‘feels responsibility’ after Giants fire OC Jason Garrett

The New York Giants surprised few, if any, coming off their uninspiring 30-10 prime-time loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by firing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday as they sat 25th in the NFL averaging 18.9 points per game and 23rd with 322.8 offensive yards per contest. 

Shortly after Big Blue confirmed that decision, head coach Joe Judge told media members he felt “we gotta make some moves to give our offense an opportunity to change some things up, be productive and hopefully score more points.” On Wednesday, quarterback Daniel Jones addressed Garrett’s dismissal. 

“I feel responsibility for our lack of production as an offense. I feel that,” Jones explained, according to Ryan Morik of SNY. “I think we all should feel that. I don’t think that’s changed today. I still feel like that. Coach Judge is gonna make his decisions as a head coach, that’s his job, but I don’t think that should change how we feel about how we’ve played, the points we score, how we’ve done at times. I think we know we’ve gotta do better, and that falls on each one of us, on players, certainly.”

Per ESPN stats, Jones is tied for 25th overall with nine touchdown passes and is 21st with 2,226 passing yards. The third-year pro added he accepts blame for Garrett’s departure ahead of Thanksgiving. 

“That’s obviously a big part of how we feel right now,” New York’s QB1 said. “I think if you don’t feel like that, there’s an issue, and if you don’t take responsibility in our lack of production, I certainly do, and that’s what makes it tough. It’s on all of us to perform better and produce.” 

Jones is 28th among eligible quarterbacks with an 84.0 passer rating and 26th with a 40.8 total QBR. The 24-year-old must now hope new play-caller, senior offensive assistant and former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens can get the most out of his physical talents as the Giants continue evaluations to determine if the first-round draft pick from 2019 can be their long-term answer at the sport’s most important position. 

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