Giants Rumor Suggests Surprise NFL Draft Decision Amidst Daniel Jones Uncertainty

Even though the Giants have a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, they will likely not draft a QB to compete with Daniel Jones.

Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants injured quarterback Daniel Jones (8)
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants injured quarterback Daniel Jones (8) / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Giants have a top-10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, which means they could look to take a quarterback despite having Daniel Jones.

The Giants’ offense struggled mightily as Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor, and Tommy DeVito got snaps under center. 

Jones, who signed a lucrative four-year, $160 million deal last offseason, suffered a torn ACL in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders but should be back in time for next season. However, that won’t stop the Giants from addressing the QB position in free agency.

Giants Rumors: New York Likely to Sign Veteran QB This Offseason 

In his latest mock draft on ESPN.com (subscription required), NFL draft analyst Matt Miller has the Giants taking former University of Washington star wide receiver Rome Odunze to bolster their receiver unit.

However, Miller wrote that the rumors at the Senior Bowl are that the Giants are “more likely” to add a veteran free-agent quarterback to compete with Jones than picking one early.

It’s not a surprise to see the rumors spin toward the Giants signing a free-agent QB, especially if Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye are already off the board. Taylor was a QB2 for New York this season, but he’s not exactly competition for the former first-round pick.

Some notable free-agent quarterbacks the Giants could look to sign are Ryan Tannehill, Jacoby Brissett, Sam Darnold, Jameis Winston, Drew Lock, and Gardner Minshew. 

Tannehill is the oldest out of the bunch at 35 years old, but they all could give Jones a run for his money, especially if he doesn’t impress in training camp and preseason.

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