New York Giants some hours away in completing veteran RB deal

Giants Rumors: NY mentioned as possible landing spot for veteran RB after draft

Could another addition for the RBs room be on the way for the G-Men?

After the 2024 NFL Draft, what are the plans for Joe Schoen, general manager of the NY Giants? Schoen still has to add some pieces for the secondary, since it’s unclear who will be the CB2 to start opposite exceptional Deonte Banks.

But may Schoen consider adding another seasoned player to a different role? Devin Singletary is expected to spearhead the ground game now that Saquon Barkley is a member of the Eagles. Tyrone Tracy Jr., a running back, was selected by the G-Men with a fifth-round choice, but Bleacher Report believes that someone else can still make an impact. That would be former Browns and Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

Could the NY Giants give Kareem Hunt a look in free agency?

“The New York Giants’ backfield still looks a little thin coming out of the draft.
Devin Singletary has run for 800-plus yards in each of the last three seasons but isn’t a like-for-like replacement for Saquon Barkley. Eric Gray had 23 total touches as a rookie. Tyrone Tracy Jr., a 2024 fifth-round draft pick, only became a full-time running back in 2023. Although Singletary is clearly the No. 1 guy after signing a three-year, $16.5 million contract, New York would benefit from bringing in one more vet, and Hunt would slot in nicely as the backup.”

– Bleacher Report’s Joseph Zucker

BR’s Joseph Zucker thinks the Giants or Chargers would make the most sense for Hunt right now. Behind Barkley last season, there wasn’t much production from the other backs, with rookie Eric Gray disappointing both on offense and during his action with the special teams group.

Is this a situation where Hunt could step in and support Singletary? It may surprise you to learn that Hunt was a past Pro Bowler, having led the Kansas City rookie team to 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017.

He has been an RB2 in recent years, leading Cleveland with 468 yards in 2022 and 411 yards the previous season. In those two seasons, he scored 12 touchdowns. Hunt won’t be a bellcow RB for a team, but Schoen might be able to get him to consider a transfer to the NFC East if the money is right.

Daniel Jones, the quarterback for the Giants, was passed up by New York in the 2024 NFL Draft; Jones now gets another opportunity.

With the quality they selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, the New York Giants are counting on Daniel Jones to produce behind center in 2024.
According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the Giants were reportedly done with Jones right after the 2023 regular season and preferred to select UNC’s Drake Maye with their No. 6 overall pick in the draft.

Giants believe that with WR Malik Nabers and new weapons at his disposal, Daniels Jones can overcome his troubles from 2023.
However, Maye was selected by the New England Patriots with the third overall pick, and the Giants used their first-round pick to add LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers, an A-list player, to their squad.

This year marked one of the most talented quarterback classes in recent memory. Even with the top three options in USC’s Caleb Williams, LSU’s Jayden Daniels and Maye taken off the board before the Giants went on the clock, they had the opportunity to take other coveted passers in Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, Oregon’s Bo Nix and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. in the first round.

Yet, they stuck with their five-year starter, and now look to him to deliver on the newfound confidence they’ve instilled in him. It’s up to the 26-year-old to hold up his end of the bargain.

After almost being traded this winter, Jones will now have another opportunity to win for the Giants in 2024. Even before he was down in Week 9 due to an ACL tear, the Duke product was disappointing in 2023.
Even though he completed a career-high 67.5 percent of his throws for 909 passing yards with a 2-6 TD-INT ratio in 2023 despite facing a disarrayed offensive line during his first six appearances, the eye test and his 1-5 record indicated that he had regressed.

Given that Jones now has an improved offensive line and receiving corps at his disposal, it is anticipated that he will resemble the Jones who guided the  team to a 9-7 record and playoff berth in 2022, rather than what he exhibited last year.

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