NY Giants depth chart rankings: Wide receiver or safety atop the list?

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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw during the last day of mandatory minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in East Rutherford.Giants Minicamp /

8) Quarterback

Starter: Daniel Jones

Backups: Mike Glennon, Clayton Thorson

Nothing is more important or impactful to the NY Giants breaking a four-year NFL Playoff drought than Jones proving he can develop into one of the league’s premier quarterbacks.

The NY Giants have done everything to facilitate Jones making the kind of leap in Year 3 that most quarterbacks do in their second season.

Jones must now prove that the additions of free agent prize receiver Kenny Golladay and first-round pick Kadarius Toney combined with the return of star running back Saquon Barkley are enough to boost his meager 2,943 passing yards last season and help cut down on his 22 interceptions through two seasons while becoming a driving force to more victories.

It’s unlikely that the NY Giants carry more than two quarterbacks, but the organization is high on Glennon’s ability to fill in when necessary and believe he is a significant upgrade over last year’s backup, Colt McCoy.