3. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll came in and changed the team culture immediately. He also did a great job of helping Jones take that next step in his game in 2022.
Don't forget Daboll was a huge reason for Josh Allen's breakout in 2020. He was the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator from 2018-2021 and pushed Allen to become the All-Pro quarterback that we know him as today.
When Daboll came over to New York, he tried to install different things offensively to limit the pressure off of Jones. So, the Giants' offense featured a lot more short routes, a lot more designed quarterback runs, and a lot of quick throws.
That turned into a career year for the former 2019 first-round pick. Jones threw a career-high 317 completions for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also ran the ball 120 times for 708 yards and seven touchdowns, all career highs.
Now Jones isn't better than Prescott or Hurts. But he showed plenty of promise in his fourth NFL season with a new head coach. After receiving a large contract, the Giants hope that he takes another step forward in 2023.