Following Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, the New York Giants fell to 2-7 and their season has officially ended. With that, this likely means the end of Daniel Jones' tenure as QB1 in New York. It's a shame it had to end with him tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the year.
No matter how bad someone is playing, they don't deserve to have that happen. Injuries aside, the year was not going great for Jones. After a 2022 season filled with so much promise, it seems that season was the exception rather than the norm.
Now, the Giants need to get a quarterback in the 2024 offseason because Jones probably won't even be ready to go by the start of next year. And even if he was, depending upon how he finished 2023, New York already may have had their eye on a top prospect as they kept losing.
There's also an absolutely loaded free agent QB class, but there are some prospects and veterans Big Blue must avoid.
5 Daniel Jones replacements the NY Giants must avoid this offseason
This has nothing to do with the recent Michigan scandals, but JJ McCarthy won't be the answer the Giants will be looking for come the offseason.
In three years at Michigan, McCarthy has admittedly put up some impressive numbers. He even led his team to the College Football Playoff in 2022 and came just short of a national championship appearance. However, minus Ohio State, the Big Ten isn't exactly a good litmus test for NFL readiness. It's a pretty weak conference with only three consistently good teams. Given where the Giants are projected to draft, McCarthy would be considered an insane reach over guys like Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., or even Caleb Williams, should Joe Schoen trade up.
McCarthy is more comparable to Daniel Jones. He may get a shot somewhere for a few years, but ultimately might be a career backup. The Giants have already tried this experiment, they don't need to do it again.