Daniel Jones' biggest threat for Giants QB1 job isn't impressing at OTAs

Things were far from perfect for Drew Lock in East Rutherford on Thursday
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Maybe the grass isn't always greener on the other side? As soon as it was announced the NY Giants had signed former second-round pick Drew Lock to a one-year, $5 million deal, plenty of people were calling for him to take over as the starter in place of Daniel Jones.

Those calls have only grown louder with reports leaking that Lock could end up winning the job at camp. So far at OTAs, though, Lock has done little to prove that head man Brian Daboll is going to rock with him over Danny Dimes once the Week 1 tilt with Minnesota gets here. That includes a rough day of work with the media on hand:

Drew lock struggling at practice is bad news for all the Daniel Jones haters

Lock not looking sharp in 11-on-11 work is not ideal, especially with Jones throwing the ball around in crisp fashion during 7-on-7 drills. From our chair, it's always been a long shot that Lock would win the starting job, but maybe people will be a little more open to trusting Brian Daboll in giving Jones one more shot to prove he can get the job done?

Two seasons ago, Jones had a breakout year and he powered the G-Men to the postseason for the first time in six campaigns. Now, Jones is working his way back from his torn ACL and he's saying all the right things this offseason. No one can deny he's playing for his Giants career too.

Another bad year for him in East Rutherford and Jones will be looking for a new place to call home at this point next spring. Not only that, but if he does struggle, Daboll could pull the plug and go with either Lock or Tommy DeVito to take over the offense.

Lock is going to have to start playing a little better, though, if he wants people to have faith in him should his number get called. With Jones slated to be ready for Week 1, though, let's see what he can do with the ball in his hands before fully writing him off. Give him a chance, Giants Nation. With an improved offensive line and Malik Nabers on the field, it could prove to be the needed difference for Jones to get his career back on track.