Mitchell Trubisky or Daniel Jones? The Giants Should Roll With Former Bears QB

The New York Giants are entering NFL free agency with questions everywhere. The new regime in New York is reportedly set to make a number of players available.

First came the reports of a potential Saquon Barkley trade, followed by James Bradberry. Now, reports show that Mitchell Trubisky is a legitimate option to challenge Daniel Jones for the 2022 campaign.

The Trubisky talk has picked up steam from a number of NFL teams, especially with the quarterback free agency market not as appealing as in recent years.

The Giants should consider rolling with Trubisky over Jones if it comes down to it. It sounds strange to say, but the former Chicago Bears No. 2 overall pick deserves another shot.

The Giants and Mitchell Trubisky have obvious connections

The Trubisky-Giants connection is as clear as day. He spent the last year with new Giants head coach Brian Daboll as the Buffalo Bills backup quarterback.

More than that, Trubisky hopped on the podcast with Adam Schefter and opened up about the possibility of reuniting with Daboll.

“… New York, you think of the city. I haven’t been to New York many times but you think of big New York City and the Giants. I know coach Daboll will do a great job and I’m excited to see that offense.”

Mitchell Trubisky on possibility of going to New York

The Giants have to be on Trubisky’s mind, and Trubisky should be on the Giants’ radar as well once free agency officially begins.

The question is, would you rather start Trubisky or Jones?

Daniel Jones or Mitchell Trubisky? The Giants should pick the former Bears QB

Comparing the numbers of Trubisky and Jones side by side is appalling. In their first three seasons, the stats are nearly identical.

When we take a deeper dive into the numbers, it is tough to say that Trubisky isn’t a better option than Jones.

Sure, Trubisky fell out of favor with the Chicago Bears, although a lot of that can be blamed on Matt Nagy. After all, look at how Nagy handled the Justin Fields-Andy Dalton situation in 2021.

Trubisky’s numbers are overwhelmingly better than Jones, albeit in more starts than the former Duke QB. Nonetheless, Jones is running out of favor in New York, and the new regime might not be entirely convinced that he is the guy.

If the Giants land Trubisky — as many expect — then the QB battle will be one of the most interesting to watch during the summer. Yes, the Giants likely aren’t going to compete in the NFC East in 2022, but they need to find out whether or not Jones is the guy of the future.

If he gets beat out in a camp battle by Trubisky, then there’s the answer. Moreover, if Trubisky beats out Jones, maybe that is their immediate solution for the QB position. Who knows, but the Trubisky rumors are out there, and the connection is too obvious.

There is one problem: The Giants might not have the money to make a run at the Bills backup QB

The Giants could make a run at Mitchell Trubisky.
Daniel Jones and Mitchell Trubisky | Michael Reaves/ Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Sure, Trubisky signing with the Giants looks good. Bringing in competition for Jones is even better.

But can the Giants afford it? Schefter reported in his podcast that the price might be too high for New York to make a run.

With the dwindling options in free agency, Trubisky and Jameis Winston are expected to be the two best choices for teams needing a QB. The trade for Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers’ return to the Green Bay Packers sent waves throughout the NFL.

With those moves, teams such as the Washington Commanders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and even the Pittsburgh Steelers might throw a big deal for Trubisky as they search for their next signal-caller.

That could end up hurting the Giants, and that would mean another year with Jones as the starter. Yes, the organization backed Jones recently, but what else can they say? He is under contract, they spent a first-round draft pick on him, and they can’t publicly state that they aren’t thrilled with his performance.

Nonetheless, the Giants are prepared to make a serious run at Trubisky, and if so, Jones’ future with the franchise could be in serious jeopardy.

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