Daniel Jones Sparks Controversy with Alleged Performance-Enhancing Drug Scandal”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants entered the 2024 NFL draft with Daniel Jones as their quarterback. Nothing changed over the weekend after six picks and three days.

It wasn’t for lack of trying. The Giants engaged in talks with the New England Patriots for pick No. 3 in hopes of what sources said was for North Carolina’s Drake Maye. They made offers that involved their first and second-round picks this year and first-rounder in 2025, according to multiple sources.

When Patriots owner Robert Kraft said at the NFL’s annual meetings last month that “one way or another, I’d like to see us get a top-rate, young quarterback,” that should have been a sign. The teams with the first three picks — the Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders and Patriots — were going to land Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels and Maye, the top three quarterbacks in this draft.

At that point, Plan A for general manager Joe Schoen and Co. was to stay at No. 6 and select explosive LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers, which they did. The Giants didn’t have high enough grades on the second tier of quarterbacks — J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix — and grabbed a No. 1 receiver, which Jones has never had.

It’s an immediate weapon for Jones, but also potentially fortifies the supporting cast for whomever is the quarterback in the future.

For now, it’s Jones, even if the Giants’ attempt to trade up suggests it won’t be for much longer. But he still has a chance in yet another prove-it season to show he’s the answer.

“Yeah, for me, I said it in January after the season. Expectation was Daniel would be our starter and we brought Drew Lock in to be his backup and Tommy [DeVito] has been the backup,” Schoen said. “So that’s where we are and that’s how we’ll move forward this season. Daniel is still under contract for three more years.

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