NY Giants main competition for J.J. McCarthy appears to have stepped forward

Joe Schoen isn't the only one with high interest in the Michigan signal-caller

Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
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No one, and we mean no one, has seen their NFL Draft stock go up more over the past month than star Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. The signal-caller is still riding high after helping the Wolverines win the National Championship, and the NY Giants appear to have high interest in trying to land him.

However, they're not the only ones. According to insider Albert Breer, the Minnesota Vikings will be sending multiple staff members to his Pro Day in Ann Arbor. Not only that, but the Vikings will also be bringing in McCarthy for a private workout. Could this end up being a battle between the Giants and Vikings in trying to draft him in late April?

Both the Vikings and Giants have high interest in Michigan's J.J. McCarthy

McCarthy went from being viewed as a late first-round pick to someone who feels like they're a lock to go inside the Top 10. Heck, he may even be a Top 5 pick, as there are plenty of teams in need of a new star QB for the future. That list of course includes New York and Minnesota.

The Vikings are getting ready for life without Kirk Cousins, while the Giants appear to be ready to move on from Daniel Jones. However, the expectation is that if Jones is healthy, he'll start Week 1 and then do whatever he can to keep his job for the long haul.

After signing a $160 million extension last March, nothing has gone right for Danny Dimes or the Giants. That's why NY using its No. 6 overall pick on the '24 product may be what ends up happening, assuming McCarthy's still on the board of course.

While Joe Schoen is definitely intrigued by McCarthy's potential, the Vikings are giving him a serious look too. Minnesota now has two first-round picks for late April, so they're definitely in a strong position to move up for a new QB if that's the route they want to take. If they end up moving ahead of the Giants to grab McCarthy, it will likely result in a lot of angry faces in East Rutherford.