Giants Social Media Team Insinuates Jayden Daniels Could Be In Play for NFL Draft

Could the New York Giants draft Jayden Daniels? The team's social media account asked fans for their thoughts with a post that stirred plenty of debate.

Jayden Daniels or Joe Alt? The New York Giants‘ social media account stirred some controversy on Thursday when it asked fans to make the case for selecting either Daniels (a quarterback out of LSU) or Alt (an offensive tackle from Notre Dame) with the No. 6 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Daniels’ inclusion, in particular, led to plenty of discourse on X (formerly known as Twitter), given New York already has Daniel Jones signed long-term at quarterback.

Giants’ Social Media Team: Jayden Daniels or Joe Alt?

Daniels worked his way into the mix among the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class behind a standout 2023 season at LSU.

The true dual-threat QB put up gaudy numbers amid a rough season for the Tigers on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy. Daniels had posted some solid early collegiate seasons but exploded last year in throwing for 3,812 yards, 40 touchdowns, and four interceptions, alongside rushing for 1,134 yards and 10 more scores.

That production has at least one fan sold on Daniels if he’s available at the pick.

“This isn’t a debate, you take Jayden Daniels. IF he even drops to you,” the commenter said.

Another commenter made a joke about Daniels’ last name being very similar to Jones’ first name, stating that “Jayden’s middle name is ‘Replacing.'”

Not all fans were in consensus, however.

Some argued that the Giants’ problems are deeper than the quarterback position and that adding Alt would be a better move for beginning to fix those issues.

Part of that argument could lie in the fact that Jones just completed the first season of a four-year, $160 million contract extension, money that might not be easily moved off of to even put a new face at quarterback.

Jones has been up and down during his now five seasons as the Giants’ QB. He started just six games this past season due to injury issues, posting 909 passing yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions, alongside 206 rushing yards for one score.

Still, several commenters advocated for Alt as a means of shoring up the offensive line, which has at times been a struggle for New York and contributed to team-wide issues.

“Joe Alt. The problem is much deeper than QB,” the commenter said.

Although the draft is still a little over two months away, the Giants certainly have plenty to consider as to how to utilize their sixth overall pick, given the quarterback situation, who is available, and the state of the team in general.

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Time will tell how New York ultimately decides to go, but Daniels could be an intriguing option to move elsewhere at quarterback.

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