Report: Giants ‘contemplating moving on’ from Daniel Jones

Are the New York Giants contemplating moving on from quarterback Daniel Jones? Anything is possible as the 2024 NFL draft nears.

The Giants hold the sixth overall selection in this year’s draft and could be in prime position to nab one of the top signal-callers if things fall their way.

General manager Joe Schoen has made it clear through his words and actions this offseason that the future of the quarterback position is very much fluid.

The Giants have been pounding the pavement scouting this year’s draft class, as well as exploring signing a veteran option such as Russell Wilson.

Schoen decided to ink Drew Lock to compete with/back up Jones after passing on Wilson and getting priced out on Tyrod Taylor.

The real solution will likely come in the draft, where Schoen and his team are concentrating their efforts.

From ESPN’s Jordan Raanan:

The Giants met with the consensus top six quarterbacks at the NFL scouting combine, according to sources. That includes likely No. 1 overall pick Caleb Williams.

Schoen and director of player personnel Tim McDonnell were even at USC’s Pro Day on Wednesday to watch Williams throw. The Giants also already had UNC’s Drake Maye and Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy in for visits and are expected to have private workouts with most of the top quarterbacks in the coming weeks.

Schoen also admitted he may not take a quarterback with his first-round pick. The Giants have a total of six selections in the draft.

“It’s a good quarterback draft. It’s not just at the top,” Schoen said at the NFL Combine last month in Indianapolis.

The concern is not only with Jones’ inconsistent play on the field, his injury history is also troublesome. And, per Raanan, the latter issue has the Giants thinking about moving on from the Duke product.

Multiple sources have told ESPN that Jones’ injury history is what has the team contemplating moving on. The evaluation of the player hasn’t changed all that much in the four games that Jones played from start to finish since signing that lucrative deal.

Jones is entering his sixth season and has only played 16 or more games in a season once, which came in 2022, the only season he did not suffer an injury and the only winning season the Giants have had since they selected him sixth overall in 2019.

Jones was limited to six games last season after suffering a neck injury and then a torn ACL. The Giants turned to Taylor and Tommy DeVito to handle the quarterbacking duties in the second half of the season.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire