Four-time Super Bowl winners New York Giants have failed to kick on under Daniel Jones, and the 25-year-old quarterback has admitted that he's been affected by the side's failure.
In the past five seasons, the Giants have finished bottom of the NFC East three times, including last year when they finished with a 4-13 record.
They ended the campaign with six consecutive losses, and it was clear that change was needed at the Giants in the offseason.
The side declined Jones' fifth-year option, but despite the quarterback lacking the security of knowing he'll remain in the NFL next season, he's determined to turn things around this year.
"I think I have plenty of motivation," said Jones.
"I feel I work hard, I've worked hard before, and I've always worked hard for myself and worked hard for my teammates.
"I don't think that changes, really. It is what it is, and I'll keep doing what I've been doing and improve and refine my process."
If Jones is to silence his critics however, the 25-year-old will have to eliminate the frequent mistakes that have so far plagued his NFL career.
He's yet to win more than five games in a season, and while he's thrown 45 touchdowns, 29 interceptions and 36 career fumbles show his inexperience.
Having played for the Giants since being picked sixth overall in the 2019 Draft, Jones is yet to fulfil the lofty potential expected of him. But he doesn't need anyone else to point that out to him.
"The lack of success? Um, yeah, it weighs on me a great deal," Jones said.
"When you put a lot of time and effort into something and you don't see the results, I think that's tough when you're doing anything.
"Playing football in the NFL, playing football in New York, I think there's a heavy weight to that.
"I and the whole team feel that and we're working as hard as we can to avoid being in this situation in the future. Yeah, it weighs on me heavy."
Making a strong start to the 2022 season would go a long way in Jones' hopes of turning his NFL career around, and the Giants start their campaign on the road to the Tennessee Titans in September.