It’s both easy and rather logical to assume that the future of the New York Giants is centered around Daniel Jones. After all, they spent last year’s sixth-overall pick on the former Duke quarterback and saw him start 12 games as a rookie, so using this year’s fourth-overall pick on literally any other position would make the most sense.
But maybe it’s not that simple.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants have spent a lot of time researching Justin Herbert that’s even included a FaceTime chat with head coach Joe Judge.
The latest rumor surrounding Herbert is that the Dolphins may elect to pick him instead of Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth-overall pick, but based on this report the Giants could spoil that party. New York really could create a serious wrinkle when it comes to quarterbacks in this year’s class not named Joe Burrow by taking a quarterback for the second straight year.
Jones showed flashes last season, but also made some rookie mistakes with a completion percentage of 61.9 to go along with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
The obvious factor to point out here is that Judge wasn’t the head coach of the Giants last season when general manager Dave Gettleman elected to shock the world and take Jones with the No. 6 pick. Who’s to say that Judge isn’t that high on Jones and is looking to make a gigantic splash in his first season in New York?
Talk about two back-to-back shocking first-round picks if the G-men do call Herbert’s name on Thursday night when the draft kicks off.