Giants reportedly desired this Daniel Jones substitute for 2023 season

Giants reportedly desired this Daniel Jones substitute for 2023 season

In a mailbag published on Tuesday, NFL insider Connor Hughes of SNY revealed that New York Giants customary supervisor Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll had a replacement in idea for quarterback Daniel Jones lengthy before the ongoing offseason. 

Specifically, Hughes said that Schoen and Daboll “wanted” C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans when they joined the Giants in January 2022. 

“That’s why they didn’t pick out up his fifth-year option,” Hughes stated about how the Giants viewed Jones roughly two years ago.

Of course, Jones guided the 2022 Giants to a 9-7-1 regular-season file and a road playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings earlier than he signed a new four-year contract with the club in March 2023. 

Meanwhile, Houston made Stroud the 2d overall pick out of closing year’s draft. He notched his first profession playoff victory this past January and formally won the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Award the following month. 

Schoen and Daboll had at least some pastime in transferring up from the sixth normal choose of this year’s draft to land North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye. The New England Patriots in the end used that asset to take Maye, and it is now widely believed that the Giants will start Jones over backup Drew Lock assuming Jones is geared up for Week 1 coming off the torn proper ACL he suffered on Nov. five 

Interestingly, Hughes additionally stated that Jones’ “hard-lined, give-me-every-penny stance at some point of contract talks rubbed many [within the Giants] the incorrect way” earlier than the signal-caller signed his deal ahead of remaining year’s draft. The scenario used to be then made worse by way of Jones’ on-the-field struggles this previous season and his worrisome harm history. 

Schoen and Co. appear prepared to break out Jones’ contract next offseason until the 26-year-old enjoys a profession year that consists of at least some other playoff appearance. Then again, Schoen should push for Daboll to play Lock this fall so that Jones’ revenue for 2025 does no longer end up guaranteed due to the fact of an damage 

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