Watch Drew Lock throw cold water on idea he's trying to steal Daniel Jones' job

The backup QB didn't mince words while speaking to the media
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts / Luke Hales/GettyImages

As we inch closer to the summer and training camp getting here for the NY Giants, it's being made more clear who the Week 1 starter will be vs. the Minnesota Vikings. That'd be former No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones, who needs to play lights out in 2024.

When the Giants signed Drew Lock, people were calling for him to be QB1 over Danny Dimes. Over the past month, there's been a ton of buzz that Lock could win the job. However, he doesn't have that on his mind. If anything, while speaking to the press, Lock has thrown cold water on that idea. He knows his role for the G-Men moving forward:

Drew Lock knows he's going to be QB2 for the NY Giants this season

"I appreciate the people who respect my game and know what I can do, but you're (Lock) the backup and you're here to help (Daniel)."

Drew Lock

During the first OTAs session open to the media, Lock struggled and missed some throws that he'd usually make in his sleep. He's been able to bounce back, however, which is obviously a positive sign for head man Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

Even though Lock is not expected to be the starter in '24, and as cliche as it might sound, he's going to have to prepare as if he'll be playing each Sunday because of Jones' injury history. Other than the 2022 campaign, Jones hasn't been able to stay fully fit for a whole year.

Last season, he missed multiple games with a neck injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins and then he tore his ACL in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones is looking better each day, though, and he's expected to be ready for camp and the start of the season. It will be his show once the Vikings get to town, but Lock will surely be ready if his number ever gets called.