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Giants desperate? Jimmy Garoppolo for ’22?

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Jimmy Garoppolo could be on his way to the Giants if reports are to be believed. The QB position has been in debate for many years since the last few years of the Eli Manning era and it’s just possible new head coach Brian Daboll may see Garoppolo as his best hope in 2022.

After declining Daniel Jones fifth-year option, Daboll commented that it gives Jones something to prove in his fourth season as the Giants QB. However, after just a few days of camp it seems Daboll has seen enough, or not enough I guess, to potentially pull the trigger on a new QB if the price is right.

Friday was not a good day for Daniel Jones and the Giants offence and you have to wonder if that’s triggered Daboll into action.

Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News wrote “The rookie head coach [Brian Daboll] is only three practices into his first Giants training camp, but Daniel Jones’ first-string offense was a mess on Friday. Quickly it seems inevitable that at some point Daboll may need to see what his first-string offense looks like with Tyrod Taylor under center instead. Or maybe the Giants actually would entertain a trade for the San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo after all.


Whilst we’ve been sitting here the last couple seasons patiently hoping Daniel Jones can take a leap (or even a decent step) forward, it seems the new Giants regime has already determined that he’s not the long term solution.

But be clear, while Jimmy Garoppolo has the fourth highest winning percentage of QB’s with more than 50 starts in NFL History, he is likely not the long term solution either. In the last four seasons JimmyG has missed a staggering 22 games and has played just one complete season.

When healthy, Jimmy Garoppolo is the perfect game manager but lacks the top-end QB play you are looking for in a franchise QB. He has lead the niners to a Super Bowl appearance and reached the NFC Championship game last season despite throwing for just 131 yards 0 touchdowns and a pick against the Packers in a 13-10 win.

That said he’s a definite upgrade on the play we’ve seen from Daniel Jones and raises the Giants to a potential wild-card contender. It remains to be seen if anything pans out, but stayed tuned for more updates as we get them.

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