Joe Schoen’s latest draft revelation is music to the ears of NY Giants fans

The Giants GM isn't going to take a major gamble in Round 1 if he doesn't have to
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From the moment the season ended, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen has said that quarterback Daniel Jones is his guy moving forward when he's healthy. A lot of people have thought Schoen was just blowing hot air there, but it turns out, he may be ready to give Jones one last chance to prove he's the QB1 for this team for the long haul.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, Schoen didn't come out and confirm that Jones will start Week 1, but he hinted that the Giants will be looking at a stud wide receiver for him if the top signal-callers are off the board in the first round. Yup, Schoen isn't going to force things just to try and bring a new QB to town.

Joe Schoen said the Giants have more needs than just quarterback

"We don’t wanna be up here again — we don’t want to be picking in the top 10. We have multiple needs. We are going into Year 3. People assume we’re going quarterback, but we have other needs. If the quarterbacks go 1–4, then we’re getting the second-best position player, not quarterback, at six, which is O.K., too. That player will really help us.

Joe Schoen to Albert Breer

If Schoen really wanted one of the top quarterbacks for this draft class, like Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye, he'd have to give up a ton of draft capital to move up. However, if he ends up staying put at No. 6 overall, which seems likely given his interview with Breer, he could be looking at either Rome Odunze or Malik Nabers.

Both players are total studs at wideout and could be the WR1 the Giants offense has needed since the days of Odell Beckham Jr. in East Rutherford. Fans have been dreaming of a Jones replacement getting drafted, but it might not end up happening this offseason - unless Schoen trades back into the first round for Michael Penix Jr. or maybe even Bo Nix.

If Darren Waller retires, maybe even Brock Bowers could enter the conversation at No. 6. No one knows what Schoen and the Giants will end up doing, but for everyone assuming the Giants will land a new QB early in the first round, it sure looks like Schoen has other plans in mind.