The New York Giants are well-equipped for the 2022 NFL Draft because of a major trade they made with the Chicago Bears earlier this year. The bad news, however, is that trade actually sparked an interesting rumor.
During the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Bears traded a pair of first-round picks to the Giants so they can move up to No. 11 and select Justin Fields from Ohio State.
That trades gives the Giants the flexibility to move up the draft board in 2022 and select a promising quarterback. Of course, that’s only if Daniel Jones struggles in his third NFL season.
On Tuesday, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was asked if he thought about possibly replacing Jones when he acquired a 2022 first-round pick from the Bears. He shut down that idea immediately, telling reporters that it was “not even a thought.”
Giants GM Dave Gettleman said that when he made a trade in the draft to acquire an extra 2022 first-round pick, it was with “not even a thought” of possibly replacing QB Daniel Jones.
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Gettleman is most likely telling the truth here. Before the Giants made that trade with the Bears, they had their sights set on wide receiver Devonta Smith.
The Philadelphia Eagles moved up the board just so they can take Smith, which clearly changed the Giants’ plans. Instead of settling for a player they weren’t extremely confident in, they acquired future picks and took Kadarius Toney later in the first round.
As for Jones’ future in New York, that’s a bit unclear at the moment. He’ll need to play much better this fall if he wants to be considered the G-Men’s franchise quarterback.
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