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Daniel Jones of the Giants talks about the team’s rumored interest in selecting a quarterback.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones spoke with reporters at an event on Wednesday night and was asked about the club’s much-reported predraft interest in North Carolina signal-caller Drake Maye.

“I’m focused on what I can control and that is preparing to play good football,” Jones responded, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. “So, getting healthy and I’ll be ready to go.”

Multiple individuals have said that the Giants wanted Maye but weren’t willing to make the New England Patriots a so-called “Godfather offer” to move up in the draft order from pick No. 6 to No. 3. New England left the first round with Maye, and the Giants ultimately took LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers.

It’s thought that worries about Jones’ past injury history may allow the Giants to avoid signing him in the upcoming summer. Since the fall of 2021, he has had two neck problems. On November 5, he had a torn ACL that ended his season.

“I’m doing well,” Jones remarked of his recuperation from the most recent setback. “I’ll be ready to go for training camp.”

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah speculated that backup Drew Lock would unseat starter Roy Jones this summer. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network appeared to thoroughly discredit that notion.

“While you can only show so much in the spring, the fact that the New York Giants didn’t draft a quarterback will afford Lock starter reps through all the noncontact practices in May and June,” Breer said in his most recent mailbag. “Could things change in August if he makes an impact and Jones falters throughout training camp? While I wouldn’t put money on it happening, I wouldn’t rule it out either.

On-air, Garafolo emphasized that “if Daniel Jones is healthy — and [the Giants] do hope and expect that he is going to be healthy in Week 1, he is going to be the quarterback for the team.”

In addition, it appears as though Jones may be benched at any time during the fall so the Giants can let him go in March.

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