But Jones was thankful for his brief stint in New York. He saw it as the perfect tune up -- with the same playbook -- before rejoining Aaron Rodgers.
"I truly believe the Lord sent me to the Giants for a reason because it wasn't to make the team, it was to polish off all my skills," Jones told The MMQB. "I was on my couch for a minute, and then I was able to go to the Giants, where the playbook is almost identical because Ben McAdoo was with the Packers for so long, and he took that offense over there. I was able to polish off all the rust, play in some games and able to get in football shape. So when I came here, it was all second nature. There were a couple new plays that Aaron had put in and a couple new signals, but we talked about that and were able to get on the same page with that."
Jones went on to say that he told Tom Coughlin he wasn't going to accept a bit role in the offense, especially if that meant Jones not being active every week.
Though it's impossible to stomach at the moment, the Giants kept receivers like Preston Parker instead of Jones because Parker would also have a heavy presence on special teams. With the roster in flux at so many positions, they wanted to conserve at wide receiver, a spot where they felt they had plenty of strength.