Jimmy Garoppolo destination no. 7: New York Giants
The New York Giants have hired a couple of Buffalo Bills employees — general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll — to lead the charge after some really frustrating seasons under Joe Judge, Pat Shurmur, Ben McAdoo, and others.
Schoen and Daboll have had a ton of success with the Bills in recent years, and as fate would have it, Daboll’s path crossed with Jimmy Garoppolo when they were with the New England Patriots for a handful of seasons near the beginning of Garoppolo’s career.
When you’re looking at player movement in the NFL, those kinds of connections can really matter.
The Giants have been preaching the fact that the team has failed Daniel Jones, and while it’s noble of them to fall on that sword, it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that Jones is going to be the guy moving forward.
Perhaps he will get a shot in 2022 to prove he can be better with a better coaching staff, but the Giants are ready to get back to winning games, and Garoppolo is a quarterback that, at least for the time being, can help them do that.
Again, this is a team with plenty of playmakers in place. They just brought in Mike Kafka to be the offensive coordinator, but obviously, Daboll is going to have a prominent role there as well.
Whatever the situation looks like in terms of calling plays, I think Garoppolo is the type of veteran QB this team could look at while also upgrading the offensive line in a big way with their two first-round picks.