However, it was the 10 sacks he took that raised eyebrows across the league. Jones was under constant pressure from a feisty Seattle defense, and gradually crumbled as the Giants dropped to 1–3 on the season.
Jones became the 10th quarterback in the 21st century to take double-digit sacks in a game, and the first since the Titans' Marcus Mariota in a 21–0 loss to the Ravens in 2018. Even more shocking, however, is the sheer pace at which Jones is being sacked in ’23.
In four games, Jones has been sacked 22 times—an average of 5.5 times per game, and a number that would put him on pace for 93.5 sacks this season. He’s already halfway to his ’22 total of 44, achieved in 16 games.
Record sack numbers have not always been an end-all be-all indicator of poor quarterback performance—the Jets‘ Ken O’Brien and Houston’s Deshaun Watson made Pro Bowls after 62-sack seasons in 1985 and 2018, respectively—but it’s clear something has to change if New York is to repeat its 2022 playoff surprise.