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Did Giants sell Drew Lock by offering him chance to earn starting job?

When the New York Giants added quarterback Drew Lock early in free agency, many assumed he would serve as Daniel Jones’s backup.

That may not be the case.

During an appearance on The Wyman and Bob Show on 710 Seattle Sports, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider admitted they would have liked to keep Lock but the Giants sold him on a chance to start.

“They basically sold him on the opportunity to compete to be the starter,” Schneider said. “And he felt like it was the right opportunity. He looked at Baker Mayfield’s opportunity last year and felt that this could be something similar.”

Given Jones’ injury history and the fact that he’s returning from a torn ACL, it makes sense that Lock sees the opportunity to start early in this season. But this appears to be more than that.

If what Schneider says is true, it would mean the Giants have added the first true competition Jones has faced during his time in East Rutherford.

Perhaps more interestingly, it seems to shed light on their plans in the 2024 NFL draft. If general manager Joe Schoen is looking at the quarterback position as a battle between Jones and Lock, he is probably less inclined to select a signal-caller in the first round.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire