New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones signed a huge $160 million contract this offseason and is now out for the year with a knee injury. After the Giants won in Week 12 with third-stringer Tommy Devito, the future of the position is getting murky. General manager Joe Schoen recently talked about the team’s plans at QB for next season, including the possibility of the Giants taking a signal-caller in the 2024 NFL Draft.
“#Giants GM Joe Schoen, talking to reporters during the team's bye week, says the expectation is that when Daniel (Jones) is healthy, he'll be the starting QB,” NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday. “He also adds they'll likely add at QB in the offseason, anyway, potentially in the draft.”
Daniel Jones will be on the roster next season with his contract. In 2024, his cap hit is currently $47.1 million and his dead cap figure is $69.3 million, according to Spotrac. However, despite signing a four-year deal, the Giants can get out of it after next season, when his cap hit is $41.6 million and his dead cap drops to $22.2 million.
Who will challenge Daniel Jones for the starting role in 2024?
Tommy Devito is playing well for an undrafted rookie, but he hasn’t shown enough yet for Joe Schoen and the Giants to think he has long-term franchise QB potential.
At 4-8, the Giants have likely played themselves out of the Caleb Williams sweepstakes in the 2024 draft, and may even slip too far to get Drake Maye.
However, Schoen’s admission that the team will likely take a QB in the draft still gives the G Men a lot of intriguing options in the top 10 or the later rounds. The upcoming draft should be quarterback-heavy, with players like Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix, Michigan’s JJ McCarthy, Texas’ Quinn Ewers, and others all potentially available in April.