Mike Garafolo is convinced the Giants have already made their QB decision for the draft

This is not what people expected to hear after Joe Schoen met with the media.

Aug 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll (right) and
Aug 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll (right) and / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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When NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen spoke with reporters at the NFL Combine, it seemed as if he was pretty adamant that Daniel Jones will be his starter for the long haul. Jones passionately spoke highly of Danny Dimes and said he's his expected starter for Week 1.

Despite that, NFL insider Mike Garafolo has plenty of people talking thanks to his latest update on the G-Men shifting gears. That's because Garafolo said there's a higher than 75 percent chance that Schoen will draft a potential Jones replacement in the first round. Goodness:

Mike Garafolo believes the Giants will select a first-round QB in the NFL Draft

There are different options here for the Giants. Schoen could give up several future picks to move up into the Top 3, he could see if he can get lucky at No. 6, or he could even go with someone like Bo Nix or Michael Penix Jr. late in the first round if he decides to add a second selection on draft night.

The good thing for Schoen and the Giants is they have two second-round picks they could use as a bargaining chip. A lot of Big Blue supporters are dreaming of a trade with the Bears for the No. 1 overall pick to land Caleb Williams, but that could take 2-3 first-rounders.

Trading for the Patriots' No. 3 overall pick would be much more affordable, but might Schoen save his No. 6 pick to go after wide receiver Rome Odunze or Malik Nabers? The door can't be closed for the G-Men to draft an offensive tackle, potentially Joe Alt, in the first round to help in protecting Jones too.

Garafolo is quite convinced the Giants are going to go the QB route in the first round, but no one seems to fully know what Schoen is thinking. This feels like it's going to be a toss up all the way to Thursday, April 25. Jones was just given a $160 million extension last March, but his future with the team couldn't be murkier.

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