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Daniel Jones resumes throwing; QB on pace for training camp


INDIANAPOLIS – Quarterback Daniel Jones tore his right ACL in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 and underwent surgery 17 days later. General manager Joe Schoen has said repeatedly that if Jones is healthy, he will be the Giants' quarterback this year.

"I have faith in Daniel as our starting quarterback," Schoen said Tuesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine. "Daniel's been in there every day. He's been working hard. … He actually started throwing. He's been throwing for about two weeks stationary. Now, he's not dropping back or doing any of that stuff. So, he is on track. He's doing everything he can to get back. We're optimistic about where he is. There's some talk in the spring that he may be able to go through whether it's seven-on-seven or individual, throwing routes on air, that he'll be able to do some of that stuff. We probably won't expose him to team activities. Every patient responds differently to surgery, so, knock on wood, we haven't had any setbacks. He hasn't had any setbacks. If he continues on that pace, he should be ready for the start of training camp."

But given the inherent uncertainty regarding surgically repaired torn knee ligaments, Schoen has also been candid in saying the Giants must acquire another quarterback this offseason. Tommy DeVito is the only other quarterback the Giants have under contract. Tyrod Taylor, the top backup last season, is a free agent.

"We've had good conversations, and he understands where we are," Schoen said of Jones. "He understands that we're going to need to add at quarterback. He's coming off an injury. Tommy DeVito is under contract and Daniel, so we'll bring in either a veteran quarterback through free agency – Tyrod is in the mix there, too. We're going to talk to Tyrod's representatives this week, and Tyrod's a true pro. He has been really good for not only Daniel but Tommy DeVito and his progress throughout the year. He's a true pro. So, we'll address the position. Again, it can be through free agency, and it doesn't preclude us from doing it in the draft as well."

That includes possibly taking a quarterback with the sixth overall selection in the first round.

"Where we are at six, we're going to look at everything," Schoen said. "We're going to look at everything. We're going to look at all positions. You hope you're not up there again; you don't want to be picking in the top 10, but it's a good draft. It's a solid draft across the board, and we're going to have an opportunity to get a good player, and we're going to evaluate all the positions and take the best player we can."

It is possible that quarterbacks Caleb Williams of USC, Drake Maye of North Carolina and Jyden Daniels of LSU, the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner, could be the first three players selected.

"It's a good quarterback draft," Schoen said. "It's not just at the top. There are some guys that are mid-levels that I think will be good number twos. There are some guys that can be number threes in the draft. I think it's a solid draft all over."

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.


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