NY Giants grades for biggest free agency moves including the Brian Burns trade

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Signing quarterback Drew Lock

With Daniel Jones battling back from a torn ACL and his future with the franchise in question, the Giants had to add a quarterback to their roster, especially after Tyrod Taylor took his talents to the New York Jets.

Enter Drew Lock. Jones' draft-mate, who was selected after him by the Denver Broncos in the 2019 NFL Draft, will be joining the team on a one year, $5 million contract in 2024. This doesn't mean the Giants won't draft a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft, but it gives them insurace, just in case Jones isn't ready for the start of the season.

Since being traded to the Seattle Seahawks by the Broncos as part of the Russell Wilson trade, Lock was beat out by Geno Smith for the starting gig, but showed some serious promise in 2023. He was a fascinating name among free agent quarterbacks, especially after famously leading a game-winning drive to defeat the Eagles on Monday Night Football last season.

He only saw extended action in two games, the aforementioned victory over the Eagles, and a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. All in all, Lock passed for 543 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions for the Seahawks in 2023.

With Jones still rehabbing his injury, it remains to be seen if Lock will start any games for the Giants, but he's a solid backup who possesses plus-potential in Daboll's offense. If Jones isn't ready for Week 1, he'd be a solid option, and one you can win with in the right circumstances. Tommy DeVito did it last season, and Lock has some of that swagger, and a cannon for an arm. It's a solid move.

Grade: B+