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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Krys Barnes (51) tackles New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8)
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Krys Barnes (51) tackles New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY

He hasn't been living under a rock for the past few months. Yup, NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has seen all the talk about general manager Joe Schoen potentially trading up in the first round to land a stud signal-caller. There's also the chance someone falls to No. 6 overall.

Jones, who tore his ACL in Week 9 of 2023, has been rehabbing this offseason trying to get himself healthy. He met with reporters at the start of the Giants voluntary offseason program and he was of course asked about the draft rumors surrounding the QB spot. So, what did Jones have to say?

NY Giants QB Daniel Jones isn't worried about Joe Schoen drafting his replacement

"My focus is what I'm doing here with my rehab. It's the same thing with Saquon's (situation last year). You know the nature of our business, it's a competitive league, so the best way to handle that I think is to focus on what I'm doing. Focus on myself, and making sure that I'm healthy and ready to play good football. That's what I can control, that's what I can do to help myself."

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As you can tell from that clip, Jones' focus is solely on getting his knee back to 100 percent after he went down against the Raiders. The good news for him too is that the neck injury he suffered against the Dolphins earlier in the campaign was only a stinger.

The expectation is that Jones will be ready for the start of training camp too, which will put him in position to start Week 1. However, the start of the season could look quite different for him if the Giants do in fact draft a new QB in Round 1.

A lot of people are still dreaming of a WR1 like Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze making their way to East Rutherford. Obviously, that would be incredible news for Jones as well, as he's been missing a playmaker at wideout of their caliber since he joined the organization.

Jones signed his $160 million extension last offseason, but nothing went right for him in 2023. He's not letting any of the outside noise bring him down, but the fact of the matter is that it's very much on the table for Schoen to go after a new long-term QB later this month. Will that happen? We'll find out soon enough.