18 July 2024

The Giants didn’t end up selecting a quarterback in this year’s draft, instead committing to Daniel Jones as he enters his sixth season with the franchise.

 

But could backup Drew Lock win the starting job in training camp this summer? Former Giants vice president of player evaluation and director of college scouting Marc Ross thinks its very possible

Yes, (Lock) does (have a chance to start). And I think our guy Mike Garafolo hinted at it when they said, ‘Yeah, there can be an open competition.’ And I think there really should be,” Ross said on NFL Network on Friday.. “You look at the Giants’ offense last year and they played better, they scored more points and they won more games when Tyrod Taylor and Tommy Cutlets, Tommy DeVito played, as opposed to Daniel, when Daniel Jones played. It’s the combination of the injuries and the inconsistent and, at times, not very good play there.

 

“So there’s still a little small contingent of Giants fans holding onto Daniel Jones. But Drew Lock, I think if they give him an honest, open competition, he might just flat-out win the job, if not Day 1 then at some point during the season.”

 

Here’s what Garafolo said last week:

 

“If you get into the season and Daniel Jones isn’t playing well then perhaps [Lock] will push him. But I want to be clear about — and what the Giants have been clear about — is that if Daniel Jones is healthy, and they do hope and expect that he’s going to be healthy [by] Week 1, he is going to be the quarterback.”

 

When he signed his one-year, $5 million contract with the Giants this offseason, Lock acknowledged the fact that he will be Jones’ backup.

 

Giants general manager Joe Schoen did attempt to replace Jones during the draft with a splashy young signal caller. But the Patriots, with the No. 3 overall pick, wouldn’t budge and by the time the Giants picked at No. 6, the best quarterback on the board was J.J. McCarthy. So New York chose instead to address their wide receiver need and draft Malik

Nabers.

 

 

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