The New York Giants selected quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The New York Jets selected Zach Wilson No. 2 overall in 2021.

So one would think that based simply on experience, Jones is better positioned to break through this year.

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But not so fast, says SI’s Albert Breer, who predicted Wilson will take a bigger leap in 2022.

I’ll go with Wilson just based on overall investment in the player. Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas fully hitched their wagon to the ex-BYU star in taking him with the second pick in 2021, and so they’ll do everything they can make it work with him. And Wilson can come back bigger, stronger and more advanced, having made it through a rough rookie year that included a period where the team shut him down for a few weeks. He also has Corey Davis and Elijah Moore coming back with a year in the offense under their belts, and Garrett Wilson coming on, with an offensive line that added Laken Tomlinson in front of him, so a lot of pieces are in place for a sophomore leap for Wilson.

Now, contrast that with the Giants’ situation—Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen came in, and started what looks like a Bills-style deliberate rebuild, then declined the fifth-year option on Jones’s rookie contract. So in many ways, rather than it being coach and GM on the hook for the quarterback, in this case, it’s the quarterback on trial. And that’s not to say that Daboll and Schoen aren’t hoping it works out with Jones. They’re just keeping their options open and seeing how he does with the existing situation, rather than loading up around him.

Bottom line, Wilson’s in a better spot right now

Wilson and Jones will get a chance to face off on Sunday, Aug. 28 at MetLife Stadium in the third and final preseason game for both teams. For what it’s worth, the Jets are considered the home team for this year’s Snoopy Bowl.

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