5 outside-the-box QB targets for the NY Giants in 2024

QB ideas for Joe Schoen to consider that most wouldn’t expect

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The quarterback position for the NY Giants wasn’t supposed to be the biggest question leading into the 2024 season. Yet, even after signing a quarterback to a big-time contract less than a year ago, it still is.

Despite the fact that the Giants signed Daniel Jones to a four-year, $160 million contract back in March, the team has been mocked to take a quarterback in several mock drafts. Given the fact that Jones is also recovering from a torn ACL suffered back in November, and Jones may not even be ready for the beginning of the 2024 season, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Joe Schoen make this move.

As the Giants return from the bye week, they are winners of their last two games and currently reside at 4-8, which from the naked eye, might not seem like much in the standings. However, the Giants have a fighting chance to qualify for the playoffs, as they are two games behind in the loss column for the seventh and final spot. That playoff spot belongs to the Green Bay Packers, the team the Giants will see on Monday night.

In a previous article, we talked about the possibility of the Giants winning a few more games and potentially falling out of the area to take a quarterback, which is why we floated the idea of trading for Justin Fields from the Chicago Bears in a possible “Plan B scenario.’

What if the Bears decide to keep Fields and build around him for 2024 and beyond? Or what if the Giants decide they don’t want to use draft assets on a quarterback like Fields? After all, Schoen did say he wants to add a quarterback before the 2024 season with Tyrod Taylor set for free agency and Jones’ ACL surgery and recovery time not guaranteed. So, here are a few outside of the box options for the Giants to think about for the 2024 season.

5. Joshua Dobbs

If there is any quarterback who can handle being on a possible short-term situation, it’s definitely Joshua Dobbs. Last year, he was signed off his couch and thrown into a playoff race for the Tennessee Titans. This season, he was handling the Arizona Cardinals starting duties until Kyler Murray returned, which then led to Dobbs being traded to the Minnesota Vikings after Kirk Cousins was lost for the 2023 season.

Dobbs’ numbers won’t wow anyone. He might not even be better than Jones. However, he also can hold you over if you need someone to step in and play. Dobbs also has 10 more made starts than current Giants rookie Tommy DeVito, who is still in the middle of developing his game during the final stretch of the season.

But if the Giants were to give Jones the job back in 2024 and needed a place-holder, Dobbs could be that guy - and he won’t be an expensive one either.