Giants Rumors: NY listed as potential landing spot for Gardner Minshew and stud WR

The veteran signal-caller isn't a QB1 by any means, but he could be a solid addition

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After the 6-11 season for the NY Giants, changes are on the way via the NFL Draft and free agency for the squad. On offense, some upgrades are needed for the aerial attack, while the offensive line needs another makeover.

Having said that, the expectation, for now, is that Daniel Jones will be the starter once Week 1 rolls around. However, if he's not ready, then Schoen is going to need to find a trustworthy QB2 to potentially get things going for the start of 2024. Tyrod Taylor is expected to be on his way out. According to Pro Football Focus, Colts Pro Bowl QB Gardnew Minshew could be a solid addition for the G-Men in March. Will Schoen reach out to him once free agency opens up?

Gardnew Minshew could be a solid addition to the Giants QBs room this offseason

"Minshew could make sense as New York’s insurance option for the early portion of the 2024 season as Daniel Jones recovers from a torn ACL, with Tyrod Taylor set to hit free agency after sitting on the bench while Tommy Devito started despite clearly being the best quarterback available. Minshew gets to once again start a few games and perhaps fill in if Jones, unfortunately, (if he) gets hurt again. There may not be starting jobs available for Minshew after a solid year in Indianapolis, but this is a solid opportunity."

PFF's Brad Spielberger

With Colts first-round pick Anthony Richardson suffering a season-ending injury, it opened the door for Minshew to start 13 games in '23. While on the field, the former Washington State standout tossed for 3,305 yards and 15 touchdowns - Minshew took home Pro Bowl honors for the first time too.

The veteran QB first entered the league in 2019 with the Jaguars, spending two seasons with Jacksonville. He followed that up with two campaigns with the Eagles before joining the Colts this past season. With Minshew set to be a free agent, it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see Schoen go after him. It all depends on what the Giants end up doing at QB during the draft.

Michael Pittman Jr. also listed as a potential Giants target

Staying in Indianapolis, PFF also thinks that free-agent wideout Michael Pittman Jr. could be a good fit for Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka. Last offseason, the Giants signed Parris Campbell out of Indy, but things didn't go as planned, with Campbell being a major disappointment. Perhaps Pittman could prove to be a difference-maker for the G-Men next fall?

"New York traded a third-round pick for tight end Darren Waller last offseason, but that experiment may already be a failure as he struggles to manage a nerve issue with his hamstring. The Giants have plenty of speed and slot receivers, please get Daniel Jones a big target on the outside."

PFF's Brad Spielberger on Pittman to NY

Pittman is coming off a sensational season for the Colts, posting 109 receptions for 1,152 yards and four touchdowns. Plenty of teams are surely going to have interest in the 6-4, 225-pounder. We'll see if the Giants end up being on the list, but with his size and hands, he'd definitely be a great get for this offense.