What now for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen? When the second-year GM gave Daniel Jones a four-year, $160 million extension, countless fans were calling him out for taking such a big risk on the former No. 6 overall pick. As we now know, it has proven to be a big mistake.
With Jones tearing his ACL and officially ruled out for the rest of the season, it feels like his future as QB1 for this team is going to be a thing of the past soon enough. With that, could Schoen look to draft an elite playmaker in the first round next April?
Last week, CBS' Chris Trapasso projected the Giants to trade up with the Cardinals for the No. 1 overall pick to select Caleb Williams. Pro Football Focus is thinking the same, as their latest Mock Draft has Schoen moving on up to land the USC superstar.
The NY Giants trading up to draft Caleb Williams No. 1 overall would break the internet
"Williams struggled mightily during the middle part of the college football season, making zero big-time throws and six turnover-worthy plays in three games (Colorado, Arizona and Notre Dame). However, he has since bounced back with 11 big-time throws and just three turnover-worthy plays in his past three outings (Utah, Cal and Washington). He is still the high-ceiling prospect who does things few other quarterbacks can do, one who is worthy of the No. 1 pick."- PFF's Trevor Sikkema
Williams and USC are in a bit of a rough stretch, but he's far and away considered the best QB for his class, though Drake Maye and Michael Penix Jr. should be in that conversation too. All three of those QBs are going to be studs at the next level.
It's not going to be cheap for Schoen to move up in the draft next April. As things stand, NY is projected to have the No. 4 overall pick. One extra piece that will help Schoen potentially make a move is that he added a second-rounder in the Leonard Williams deal with Seattle.
Schoen will have to put together an incredible package for the top spot if the Giants don't land it on their own in tanking fashion. If he does go all-in for Williams, there's no question his job will be on the line if things go south once again.
The $160 million extension for Jones was one thing, but if he messes things up again, then Big Blue Nation will be calling for him to be canned. Let's hope things don't get to that point.