NFL Rumors: Could Drew Lock steal the Giants QB job from Daniel Jones?

More buzz has suddenly arrived for Lock to be QB1
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Remember when Seahawks general manager John Schneider controversially said Drew Lock had signed with the NY Giants to push for the starting job? As soon as that quote dropped, the Giants and Lock were quick to say that wasn't the case.

Perhaps nothing is set in stone, though? Following the 2024 NFL Draft, more buzz has been coming in that potentially Lock could actually not only compete for the starting job, but keep Jones on the bench this fall. That's what NFL insider Daniel Jeremiah has people talking about following his most recent podcast:

"They were comparing Daniel Jones and Drew Lock — emphasis on Drew Lock — to the QBs that were going to be there (in the draft) and I think the line for them was Drake Maye."

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Drew lock is ready to compete for the NY Giants starting QB job

Lock was signed to a one-year, $5 million deal in free agency. Jones, who is still recovering from his torn ACL, is entering Year 2 of his $160 million extension signed last offseason. However, there's growing belief that the Giants will part ways with him after 2024, as there will be no more guaranteed money on the table.

In 2022, Jones impressed with his arm and wheels, helping the Giants get back to the postseason for the first time since 2016. However, everything that could have gone wrong for him in 2023 did, with the serious neck injury followed by the torn ACL against the Raiders. Even when healthy, though, Jones didn't play well. Need a reminder of that?

As for Lock, he served as Geno Smith's backup for the Seahawks, but he showcased that he could step up whenever his number was called. That was the case on Dec. 18 in a primetime showdown against the Eagles at Lumen Field. Lock had himself a solid night, throwing for 204 yards and a touchdown.

Seattle was able to pull off a big-time upset over Philly, which not a lot of people expected before kickoff. Lock may have said that he's arriving to East Rutherford to be Jones' backup, but all of this recent smoke on him being the team's starter in '24 is raising a lot of eyebrows.

Not only did Jeremiah bring this up after the draft, but so did Mike Garafolo, who has a strong pulse on all things Giants related. If Lock does end up being the full-time starter in '24, it will only continue to prove that Schoen made a monster mistake in extending Jones in the first place. Let's hold the phone before jumping to a Lock conclusion, though.