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New York Giants GM leaves door wide open to taking QB in 2024 NFL Draft despite plans to keep Daniel Jones

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While New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen expects Daniel Jones to be his starting quarterback in 2024, he did not shut the door on the possibility of finding his eventual replacement with their top pick in April’s NFL Draft.

The Giants have a tough decision to make this spring. The team will have the sixth overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft but have many holes to fill. After surprisingly reaching the playoffs in 2022, they struggled their way to a 6-11 mark in 2023 and the poor results spotlighted their weaknesses, especially on offense.

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For many in and outside the organization, the offensive line would seem like a logical area to address in the first round of the April event. However, after missing most of this past season with injuries again, there is again doubt if former first-round pick Daniel Jones is really the long-term answer at QB. Especially since he did not perform well in 2023 when he was on the field.

This year, there are as many as five different QBs that might go in the opening round, which means at six the team has a great chance to take a signal-caller who could bring them their first franchise QB since Eli Manning. During a media scrum at this year’s Senior Bowl, Giants general manager revealed drafting a quarterback isn’t out of the question but he still wants Jones to be their starter for at least next season.

New York Giants GM open to idea of drafting a QB with the sixth overall pick in April

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“Where we are, we’re in a good spot at six, we’re gonna look at every position. We have needs across the board, offensively and defensively,” Schoen said Tuesday (via the New York Post). “Daniel’s in the building every day working hard.

“The expectation is for him to be the starter when he’s healthy going into camp, and we’re gonna be thorough with our process at every position during the draft — regardless of whether it’s quarterback, running back, safety, corner, whatever it is. We’ll take a good player at six.’”

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For fans of Jones and those who want to see the team take star college QBs like Jayden Daniels or Michael Penix Jr. this is good news. The roster has big issues in several areas so if the organization gets an elite player at a certain position they need it will be hard to knock the general manager’s decision.

However, if he passes on a QB who does become a star and Jones falters again, it could cost him his job in 2025.

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