Daniel Jones rumors will keep flying with Giants setting visit with top QB target

Where there's smoke, there's fire? Right?
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What a fun time to be a Giants fan. Coming off a 6-10 season, the team is seemingly stuck between a rock and a hard place – on one hand, they theoretically have their franchise quarterback in place; on the other, no they absolutely do not.

The Daniel Jones era hasn't exactly produced the way that the vocal minority of fans who were glad to see him drafted 6th overall back in 2019 thought it would: in the last five years, Jones has only played in 16 games once. He has a 22-36-1 career record, has thrown 40 interceptions (plus 62 touchdowns, FWIW), and has a career QB Rating around 85. Oh, and also: he's being paid over $35 million a year to do that.

So, it's not exactly surprising to hear the Giants be in the thick of QB Draft rumors this year. Given how many interesting QB prospects are in the draft this year, and that New York's first pick is once again at 6 (!), there were always destined to be reports that the team was ready to find the next guy. And according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, that may well be the case:

Giants set to meet with with top QB prospect Jayden Daniels

There are probably two ways to look at this. The first is that the Giants would be committing organizational malpractice by not meeting with most of the top 10-15 players in the draft, given the fact that most of them will still be on the board when it's time for NY's first pick. The meeting also acts as a bit of a smoke screen as well, and probably scares the teams below that want a QB (Minnesota, Denver, Las Vegas).

The second is that, well, the Giants need a better QB. It's hard to see a world where Daniels falls all the way to 6 – most draft analysts and insiders seem to think him going to Washington at 2 is almost as certain as Caleb Williams going at 1 – but you never know. The draft gets weird sometimes. Maybe they just want a more in depth scouting report on Malik Nabers? (They don't just want a more in depth scouting report on Malik Nabers.)