Giants now have ammunition to take a quarterback in 2022 NFL Draft
No matter how the New York Giants perform in 2021, I now wonder whether or not general manager Dave Gettleman has bought himself at least another year on top of this one after the trade he pulled off on Thursday night. The reason I say this is because he’s set the organization up to move on from quarterback Daniel Jones in 2022 if need be.
Looking at the trade the Giants made with the Chicago Bears, they acquired a fifth round pick this year on top of the 20th overall pick, which they used on Kadarius Toney. The picks they got for 2022 are the big ones because they now own two first round picks and an additional fourth round pick.
So if for some reason Jones flops in 2021 after all the Giants did to give him the weapons he needs, they could turn around and draft his replacement next year. They could do so by using their current first rounder for 2022 or even the pick the Bears gave them. But if they need to move up like Chicago did last night, they now have the ammunition to do so and not hurt themselves because they can use the extra picks they just acquired.
At the end of the day, it would be great if Jones goes off and proves that he’s a franchise quarterback this coming season. But if things don’t work out, they can easily draft his replacement next year. So the picks they just landed are essentially insurance as they continue to rebuild.
Now if Jones is the right guy at quarterback, the Giants will have extra picks to make trades or continue to add talent next year.
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