Tiki Barber needs the Giants to blow all of it it up.
The former Giants operating again, on his WFAN radio program “Tiki & Tierney,” advocated a full rebuild that includes jettisoning running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones.
“The reason I think they should try to trade Saquon is because if you’re going to zero to get your cap in order, just do it,” Barber mentioned. “Don’t strive to mitigate the ache by preserving a preferred participant right here. If you’re resetting, it’s a brand new regime, new philosophy…go all in. when you’re doing this and it’s gonna be painful, you’ve received to simply go all in.
“If [Jones is] not gonna be a top-10 quarterback, then why are you worried about figuring him out and trying to get a little bit above average quarterback? He’s never gonna be a top 10, maybe he’s 15. Do you trust him to be like Eli [Manning] was? You trusted Eli because even if he was average, because if you got in a critical situation, he was showing up. You could count on that from Eli. Can you count on that from Daniel Jones?”
Barber has seen sufficient from Jones and would welcome a painful rebuild in new coach Brian Daboll’s first season.
“I don’t want to get caught with the same season of ‘Daniel Jones looks pretty good … he just needs something to take him over the top,’” Barber mentioned. “Then you’re stuck without an answer … I think this is a reset season for the Giants…if you’re gonna strip it down, take the pain right now.”
There is the query of what the Giants may do to enhance from Jones. Would it’s well worth the value to doubtlessly improve to Jimmy Garoppolo or Baker Mayfield? How huge of upgrades would they even be, and do they match the factors of being long-term, top-10 quarterbacks?
Barber’s co-host, Brandon Tierney, is OK with eliminating Jones however needs to see Barkley in Daboll’s offense.
“I think he should absolutely be on the Giants,” Tierney mentioned of Barkley. “If they decide that Daniel Jones was gone…then I can say ‘OK, it’s a complete resetting, and there’s more justification for seeing if you can get a fourth-round pick for Saquon, get rid of the money.’ If you’re gonna hold onto Daniel Jones…I want to see what Daboll’s offense can look like with an electric runner, which the Bills never really had…from that point of view, I’d like to get some answers there. How important is an electric running back to Daboll?”