Brian Daboll's latest comments on Daniel Jones means a whole lot of nothing

The Giants head coach claims Danny Dimes is still his guy

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Throughout the offseason, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen has stood strong in his stance that Daniel Jones is the starting quarterback for the G-Men. Jones, coming off his torn ACL, is rehabbing around the clock to try and get himself ready for Week 1.

While Schoen has claimed Jones is his guy, he signed Drew Lock to a one-year deal and he brought in Russell Wilson for a meeting to see if he'd have interest in pushing for Jones' spot. With buzz continuing to arrive that the Giants want to trade up for a new star signal-caller, it feels like only a matter of time before Jones hits the bench for good.

Recently, Brian Daboll made his first public comments since his end-of-the-season presser, doubling down on Jones as his QB1. We're not shocked Daboll would say this, but come on, it feels like both he and Schoen are just trying to convince us they haven't moved on yet, but all signs are pointing to them doing so via late April's NFL Draft.

Brian Daboll insists Daniel Jones will be his starter in 2024

Daboll left the door open that Jones won't start Week 1, saying there's no guarantee he'll be ready to rock after his torn ACL suffered in Week 9 vs. the Raiders. However, once that knee is back to 100 percent, Jones will be under center, per Coach Dabes.

With Jones' injury guarantee, there's already a ton of worry about him taking the field next campaign. However, with a revamped offensive line, maybe Jones will finally get the right kind of protection he's been needing for a while now.

At the end of the day, though, the Giants are doing their homework on new QBs, with J.J. McCarthy feeling like a likely option at No. 6 overall. With the Cardinals and Patriots open for business in trading their first-round picks, No. 4 and No. 3, respectively, Schoen could be in a position to trade up for either Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels too.

There's a lot in the air for the Giants this offseason, but our gut tells us that the NY brass will be ready to move on from Jones and find a new QB1 for the long haul. Jones' play was a nightmare in '23 and while Daboll says he's his guy moving forward, we're not buying it for a second. We could be wrong and NY backs Jones with Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze in the first round, but again, we think a young gunslinger will get taken off the board by NY on Day 1.