5 QBs the Giants could replace Daniel Jones with in New York

Let’s face it, the Giants made a miscalculation by paying Daniel Jones a lucrative contract extension in the offseason. Rather than sticking with a bad investment, Brian Daboll should target one of these quarterbacks at the 2024 NFL Draft.

Nov 11, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Fans with North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake
Nov 11, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Fans with North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Giants Option No. 2: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

The personal attacks on Caleb Williams reveal the ugly part of the NFL Draft process. Fans and media members alike are never shy to share their opinions on a prospect, which makes things fun and lively. But there are instances where things get away from being fun and turn into something more sinister. Williams is seeing that firsthand at the moment.

After many questioned his love for the game earlier in the year, Williams caught flack for “caring too much” late in the season when cameras caught him crying after a loss. That is when the fair criticisms gave way to the slanderous talking points portrayed by media members and social media keyboard warriors.

Williams may not be the Patrick Mahomes-level prospect some painted him as — but who is? Still, the USC star has special arm talent, and his ability to create off-schedule is something that resembles video game stuff. Williams can flick the ball 60 yards downfield with ease while also having the fastball to attack small windows in the intermediate game.

Don’t Listen To The Haters, Caleb Williams Can Play

As a runner, Williams is one of the best in the business. He can churn out yardage on the ground, but where he excels is by keeping his eyes downfield as he flees the pocket. Williams has several plays on tape where he’s directing traffic downfield as the play unfolds. Those types of traits are hard to teach.

So, why is he No. 2 then? Size is a real concern on his NFL Draft profile. He might not be much taller than 6 feet, which does show up from time to time on tape. Also, Williams’ creativity isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes, it would serve him (and his team) better to take what the defense gives them.

I would rather coach that out of him than try to teach a different quarterback what Williams can do. That is why the Giants hired Brian Daboll, after all. He turned water into wine with Josh Allen; perhaps Daboll is the final piece of the puzzle to Williams’ development on Sundays?