Joe Schoen isn't fooling anyone with his latest Daniel Jones-QB comments

Will the Giants go after a quarterback early on in the 2024 NFL Draft?
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Joe Schoen may think that he's keeping things close to the vest, but a new quarterback via the NFL Draft appears to be on his mind for the NY Giants. Since the start of the offseason for the G-Men, Schoen has said that Daniel Jones is his starter when healthy. What else is he supposed to say?

Schoen made a mistake last year in giving Jones a $160 million extension, but he could improve the future for this team if he brings in a new franchise quarterback in late April. At the Senior Bowl, Schoen doubled down on his feeling that Danny Dimes is his guy, but again, we're not buying it.

Joe Schoen said the Giants are open to taking a QB in the first round

"Where we are, we’re in a good spot at six, we’re gonna look at every position we have needs across the board, offensively and defensively. Daniel’s in the building every day working hard. The expectation is for him to be the starter when he’s healthy going into camp and we’re gonna be thorough with our process at every position during the draft, regardless whether it’s quarterback, running back, safety, corner, whatever it is. We’ll take a good player at six."

Schoen via Paul Schwartz of the NY Post

Schoen continues to leave the door open for the Giants to go after a stud quarterback on the first night of the draft. With the G-Men holding the No. 6 overall pick, the assumption is that Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels will ALL be off the board.

However, what if Schoen pulls a fast one on all of us and moves into the Top 3 to select one of the star signal-callers mentioned above. It won't come cheap, but if Schoen and head man Brian Daboll are sold on someone, then the Giants could be aggressive leading up to the first round.

Jones is coming off a nightmare season, throwing for only two touchdowns and six interceptions in six games played. He missed multiple contests with a neck injury and he continues to try and work his way back from the torn ACL suffered against the Raiders in Week 9.

At the NFL Combine, Schoen will get a close look at Williams, Maye and Daniels. If he leaves Indianapolis blown away with how the QBs look, then you never know, he may just end up moving up in the draft to get his guy. If that happens, then Jones will surely be out as the starter of the future for this team - an outcome that plenty of people are rooting for.