Jimmy Garoppolo PED suspension crosses him off Giants free agency list

No chance the Giants go after Jimmy G now
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In recent years, how many times have we seen veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo linked with a potential move to the NY Giants? Garoppolo joined the Raiders prior to the 2023 season after six years with the 49ers. He's expected to be released this offseason, but teams may be hesitant to try and ink him.

That's because breaking news arrived that Jimmy G has been suspended for the first two games of the season due to a Performance Enhancing Substances violation, per ESPN insider Adam Schefter. This update is surprising, no doubt.

Jimmy Garoppolo has officially been suspended for the first two games of 2024

Garoppolo was benched late in the 2023 campaign, opening the door for his upcoming exit. There was hope that he could be a solid QB in Sin City, but Las Vegas is ready to move forward without him. The Raiders were a total disappointment in '23, leading to Josh McDaniels getting fired. Antonio Pierce has since taken over as new head coach.

As for the Giants, there's just no way they'll want to target Garoppolo in free agency. There's been buzz that Schoen could look to prioritize inking a veteran QB in March to push Daniel Jones over moving up in the NFL Draft to take his replacement.

Names mentioned as possibilities for the Giants have included Garoppolo, Gardner Minshew, Jacoby Brissett, Ryan Tannehill and more. However, the point of going that route would also be if Jones isn't ready for Week 1 due to his rehab from his torn ACL. If Garoppolo will be out until Week 3, what's the point here?

Should Schoen decide he wants to draft a QB1 of the future instead, then he's going to have to get creative to land a Top 3 pick. It's not going to be cheap for him to bring in either Caleb Williams, Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels. There are tons of options in terms of new QBs for the Giants to target in the coming months, but we can go ahead and eliminate Garoppolo from the conversation.