NY Giants signing Derek Carr over Daniel Jones would set the franchise back 5 years

Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

With the NFL offseason here, it means that countless reports and rumors are going to make their way to your laptop and phone screens. Will NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones put the pen to paper on a multi-year deal? That is what’s expected to happen, but general manager Joe Schoen could go ahead and shock us all.

One name that’s being floated around is Derek Carr. Seriously? After it was reported that Carr won’t accept a trade by the Raiders and he’s going to be released soon, a lot of speculation has arrived stating that NY could end up giving him a look.

There’s just no way this can happen. The Carr to East Rutherford talks are nothing new, but we’d much rather see Danny Dimes be the franchise QB of this team for years to come. In a new article by Pro Football Network, they mention Carr to the Giants as a possibility. No thanks.

The NY Giants must make signing Daniel Jones to a new deal a priority

Not only is Jones six years younger than Carr, but his dual-threat abilities make him a better long-term QB with the way the NFL works right now. Carr has a great arm, but he’s proven to be way too inconsistent in the past for the Raiders. Why do you think Las Vegas has decided to move on from him?

The AFC West side went out and traded for Davante Adams, one of the best wide receivers in the league, and Carr still couldn’t power the Raiders to a strong season. Do we really expect him to arrive to the NFC East and become one of the top signal-callers in the conference? Highly doubtful there.

Jones, a former No. 6 overall pick, needs to be backed with some offensive playmakers of his own. He hasn’t had a true No. 1 wide receiver to throw to thanks to Kenny Golladay being one of the biggest busts in franchise history.

The Giants need to lock things down with Jones on a 3-4 year deal and then shift their focus to bringing in quality wideouts for him. The hope is the G-Men will use their first-round pick on a young speedster. We’d love to see USC’s wide receiver Jordan Addison hear his name called by the Giants.

Regardless of who NY selects with the No. 26 overall pick (25th thanks to Miami not having a first-rounder), we want to see Jones throwing him the ball and not Carr. Schoen has to stay away from him this offseason.