Daniel Jones finally speaks his mind on the Giants looking at QBs in the NFL Draft

Danny Dimes saw all the reports and rumors ahead of the NFL Draft
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Daniel Jones has given us a non-vanilla answer about what was going on through his head leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft. For months, buzz grew and grew that the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen would trade up to land his long-term replacement.

Even on draft night, reports dropped stating that the Giants were trying to move mountains to land the No. 3 pick from the New England Patriots so that they could take Drake Maye. That didn't end up happening and Jones is in line to start Week 1. When asked about things at OTAs, Jones was pretty honest with his answer after previously just giving basic responses:

Daniel Jones was not 'fired up' over the Giants looking at QBs in the NFL Draft

"Yeah, I mean, I wasn't fired up about it. You know, I think it's part of it at this level, but what I can do is focus on myself, getting healthy and playing the best football I can play and that I know I'm capable of playing. That's my job and that's what I'm going to do. "

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Not only were the Giants linked to Maye, but there was speculation that maybe the team would try and go after Jayden Daniels too. Once again, that also didn't happen and the G-Men ended up staying put at No. 6 overall. With that pick, Schoen could have reached for J.J. McCarthy, but he brought in Malik Nabers instead.

That's a decision that Jones sure is excited about, as he praised the rookie's game and potential in East Rutherford while speaking to the media. The two are already hard at work trying to build some chemistry, which is great to see. How special can they be together once the fall gets here?

Jones knows there are countless people who have already written him off. This is nothing new to him. However, if he can get back to his 2022 form, then people will have to be quiet regarding him being 'overrated' and 'a bust.' It's on Jones to make that happen in '24. If it doesn't, then he'll be looking for a new job come next offseason.