Folks, it’s no secret that I’ve been an incredibly harsh critic of Daniel Jones throughout his time with the Giants. I didn’t like the draft pick and his play through three seasons hasn’t been good. It’s clear to me that the Giants are in need of an upgrade at quarterback and I am in firm belief that Joe Schoen & Co. see that as well.
The hundred million dollar question is who will the Giants bring in?
Look no further than Kyler Murray, who is expected to hold out unless he gets a new contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
I can already hear some Giants fans yelling and screaming about Kyler Murray and why he wouldn’t be a good fit for the team. I have already seen people crying about how “Kyler Murray wouldn’t be able to handle New York” and all of the other nonsense that Giants fans say to justify them not wanting a player who has supreme talent but a bit of an ego issue.
I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter. Kyler Murray is already a top quarterback in the league. His talent is off the charts. He has an arm, elusive speed, and high football IQ. He is able to make plays on the run and in the pocket. He’s everything you want in a modern day quarterback.
The Giants are also in a prime cap position to make a move for Murray as they’re set to have over $90 million in cap space in 2023 when Murray’s new contract will kick in. They can pay Murray and still have a boat load of money left over to reel in some strong free agents.
If I’m Joe Schoen, I’m calling the Arizona Cardinals right now and offering both first round picks this year, the Giants first round pick in 2023, Daniel Jones, and Saquon Barkley for Kyler Murray. And that’s a move that we, as fans, should accept in a heartbeat. The team would instantly become better off for it and we’d have a legitimate shot at contending for a championship within the next three seasons.
It takes an elite quarterback to win in today’s NFL. It’s time for the Giants to go get theirs.
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