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Giants owner John Mara will ‘support’ drafting a quarterback

New York Giants CEO John Mara, speaking to reporters at the annual league meeting in Orlando on Monday, said he will “support” general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll taking a quarterback in the 2024 NFL draft.

“If they fall in love with the quarterback and believe it’s worth pick No. 6 or moving up, [I] certainly would support that,” Mara said, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Asked if he has met Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, who had wowed scouts last weekend — including a contingent of Giants coaches and executives — Mara said he had not.

Mara says he also is still in Daniel Jones’ corner but believes competition at quarterback will be a good thing.

Realistically, Mara is expecting Jones, who Schoen says is now “running on land,” to be under center this season as the starter.

“Is it my expectation? Is it my best guess that he’ll be the starter? Yes,” he said.

The Giants hold the sixth overall selection in this year’s draft and could very well be looking at a top quarterback. Schoen has also said the draft is a deep one when it comes to the position and didn’t rule out taking a signal-caller in the later rounds.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire