NFL Rumors: Giants plotting to pick QB J.J. McCarthy in 2024 Draft?

This year’s quarterback draft class draws significant attention, as standout prospects like Caleb Williams from USC, J.J. McCarthy from Michigan, and Drake Maye from North Carolina are expected to splash. These talented players are among the top contenders in the draft, with many experts predicting they will be selected early on.

Following an impressive performance at the NFL Combine 2024, the spotlight is now on the former Michigan quarterback, with reports emerging linking him as a potential target of the New York Giants.

Giants Target J.J McCarthy in NFL Draft 2024

Amidst speculation surrounding the New York Giants’ plans for the upcoming NFL draft, reports suggest they are considering selecting a quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick. Among the potential candidates, J.J. McCarthy appears to be a frontrunner, according to SNY‘s Connor Hughes.

He said that one NFL general manager even praised McCarthy’s abilities, stating that he possesses all the qualities teams desire in a quarterback and has the potential to excel at the professional level. 

“League sources spoke highly of McCarthy when polled by SNY. One high-ranking executive said he’ll be a ‘better pro than college player.’ Another general manager said he has everything teams look for—size, athleticism, arm strength, accuracy, and playing in a pro-style offense.”

Wil Helms of the Pro Football Network also aligns with this sentiment, projecting McCarthy as the Giants’ potential draft pick. Furthermore, at the NFL combine, Paul Schwartz from the NY Post disclosed that Giants head coach Brian Daboll aimed to create a sense of belonging for McCarthy during a formal meeting.

While speculation swirls, the Giants have publicly expressed confidence in incumbent quarterback Daniel Jones, despite his turnover struggles and a season-ending injury last year.

Nevertheless, with several roster needs to address, including quarterback, the Giants must carefully consider their options in the draft to secure their long-term future at the position. For McCarthy, joining the Giants could provide an opportunity to develop behind Jones, allowing him to learn and grow before potentially taking on a starting role.

J.J. McCarthy NCAA career stats

J.J. McCarthy, whom Jim Harbaugh projected as the first quarterback to be drafted, made waves in college football with his stellar performance, particularly during the 2023 season. After earning his first start in his sophomore year, McCarthy demonstrated his prowess on the field, leading the Wolverines to an impressive 15-0 record and clinching the national championship.

During the 2023 season, McCarthy showcased his skills with 2,991 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. His exceptional leadership and talent played a significant role in Michigan’s success, which was particularly evident in their Rose Bowl victory over Alabama.

McCarthy’s achievements reached a pinnacle when he guided Michigan to their first national championship since 1997, securing a remarkable 27-1 season record.

Following his impressive college career, the former Michigan player announced his decision to enter the NFL draft, sparking speculation about which team would secure his talents in the professional league. With the NFL draft 2024 approaching, all eyes are on the college star as he prepares to take the next step in his football journey.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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