Giants pick confirms former Seahawks QB Drew Lock made right decision this offseason

Lock left Seattle this offseason and seems to be getting his wish.
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The Giants just handed former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock the keys to their offense for 2024. Their first selection in the NFL draft guarantees that.

Drew Lock was a fan favorite in Seattle. While that seemed rather inexplicable to me, he certainly had his moments. He's moved on to the New York Giants and now appears to have a stranglehold on the starting quarterback spot. Last year's starter, Daniel Jones, is recuperating from a torn ACL. There was a lot of speculation that El Gigantes would target the QB position in the draft.

The Giants may still address their need after Day One, even without a trade. They have the 47th pick overall, and there will likely be several good QBs available in the second round. Like the Seahawks, the Giants have needs at several positions. They need help in the trenches on both sides of the line, and at virtually every position on defense. Considering who they drafted, I can only assume they have confidence in Lock.

Former Seattle Seahawks QB is a Lock for the New York Giants

Rather than take J.J. McCarthy - who was often mentioned as the Giants pick - New York selected wide receiver Malik Nabers from LSU. Nabers was generally considered the top receiver in the draft after Marvin Harrison Jr., the first non-quarterback taken in the draft. Nabers is a great route-runner and is equally at home outside or in the slot.

What this means for Drew Lock is what interests me. Tommy Devito is hardly the answer. He was fine for a couple of games, then quickly came back to earth. Tyrod Taylor is no longer in New York, and as noted before, Daniel Jones could miss several games this year. McCarthy - or surprise number eight pick Michael Penix Jr. - could have given Lock a real challenge in training camp.

That's not to say that the Giants might not bring in another QB in the second or third round. Bo Nix was taken at 12 so that leaves Spencer Rattler. He would likely be available in the third round. I'm not so sold on Lock that he'd have an easy time turning back either player, but they aren't exactly top-10 talents.

It speaks volumes about the Giants' confidence in Drew Lock that they chose to give him a dynamic weapon in Nabers, rather than a head-to-head competitor for the job. It could simply be that they see him as a decent bridge player until Jones returns, too. Frankly, I'd start Lock ahead of Jones even after their former starter gets back on the field. It isn't that I don't think Lock is capable, simply that he isn't better than Geno Smith. Looks like he'll have his chance to prove it, now.

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