NY Giants make underwhelming QB call after missing out on Drake Maye in the draft

This is what Joe Schoen thinks will get people excited?
Wabash quarterback Liam Thompson (2) runs the ball out of the backfield during the first half of the
Wabash quarterback Liam Thompson (2) runs the ball out of the backfield during the first half of the / Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar / USA TODAY

After three days of the NFL Draft, the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen weren't able to bring in a new quarterback. Just about everyone was hoping Schoen would trade up to No. 3 overall to take Drake Maye, but it didn't happen.

Perhaps a late-round project such as Jordan Travis or Joe Milton III would be worthy of a pick? Nope. Following the draft, though, Giants fans were waiting to see if NY would bring in an undrafted free agent to compete for a spot, similar to what happened with Tommy DeVito in 2023.

Again, nothing. Well, some QB news actually has come in. That news is that the Giants have invited D-III signal-caller Liam Thompson out of Wabash College in Indiana to rookie minicamp. No disrespect to Thompson, but this is the best Schoen could do?

QB Liam Thompson has been invited to Giants rookie minicamp

We don't want to knock on Thompson too much here, as taking a look at his highlights you can see that he's got a strong arm and some pretty quick wheels. The 6-1, 200-pounder tossed for 11,149 career yards and 102 touchdowns in college, which is nothing to sneeze at.

However, this didn't come at the FBS level, it came for D-III Wabash. Leading up to the draft, Schoen admitted that he'd be comfortable with the QBs room as is heading into the new campaign. He didn't want to put extra pressure on himself or the front office to force the issue.

The Giants tried aggressively to move up to No. 3 for Maye, but the Patriots didn't budge and they ended up drafting the UNC QB instead. Now, Daniel Jones, Drew Lock and DeVito are your QBs with Week 1 still more than four months away, while Thompson will look to make a name for himself at the rookie camp.

Schoen still isn't putting a lot of confidence in believing that Jones is his QB1 for the long haul. Several way-too-early 2025 NFL mock drafts have the G-Men going with Colorado's Shedeur Sanders at No. 6 overall next April too. The Giants left the draft with the QB situation still a bit murky. Bringing in Thompson for a tryout isn't going to get people too fired up either.