Giants Want to Trade Up For One Quarterback (And it's Not J.J. McCarthy)

The New York Giants are reportedly targeting a trade up for their next franchise quarterback
Jul 27, 2023; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen looks on during
Jul 27, 2023; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen looks on during / Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft is just two days away and while most trade action won't take place until Thursday night the Giants are certainly exploring their options. ESPN's Giants reported Jordan Raanan reports that the Giants are attempting to trade up and the belief is that the team is eyeing a trade up for North Carolina's Drake Maye.

The trade partner would seemingly be the New England Patriots, who hold the third overall pick in the draft and general manager Eliot Wolf has made it known publicly that the team is open to trading back. The Giants would likely trade at minimum the sixth overall pick as well as their 2025 first round pick to make the move with teams like the Vikings heavily pursuing a quarterback.

If the Giants came away from the NFL Draft with Drake Maye it would be an incredible outcome for the Giants.

Maye is the most traditional quarterback in this class at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. Maye threw for 7,929 yards with 62 touchdowns and 16 touchdowns over the past two seasons as a starter.

Drafting Maye would give Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen their guy at quarterback rather than building their team around the past regime's quarterback. The team would likely then start either Maye or Lock at quarterback demoting Daniel Jones to third string to ensure he won't be injured before the Giants can cut bait with him.

Is the Trade Worth it For the Giants?

The New York Giants will likely give up a haul if they move into the third overall pick of the draft which makes you ask is this worth it? If Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen fully believe in Maye as their franchise quarterback then you make the trade without hesitation. The only thing you need to hope is that this isn't an attempt for Schoen and Daboll to prolong their time in New York by betting on a quarterback they don't fully believe in.

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