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Giants news 3/4: Daniel Jones, Takk McKinley, Leonard Williams, more headlines

New York Giants news for Thursday

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

How 15 uncertain QB situations could play out |

Daniel Jones

New York Giants · QB

This is likely Jones’ last shot to prove he’s The Man in New York. If he stumbles through another mediocre season, both the 2019 first-rounder and GM Dave Gettleman will be out of the picture come 2022.

The NFL is called “Not For Long” by players for a reason. When you are in the business of playing to win, you have to prove your worth or you won’t be around long. Daniel Jones has shown flashes of brilliance while also making head-scratching mistakes. The Giants must improve around Jones for sure, but Jones must also be able to elevate his play to show he was worth the sixth overall pick.

Free agency matchmaking: 1 fit for each NFC team |

New York Giants

Takkarist McKinley

DE | Age: 25

McKinley’s time in Atlanta ended in ugly fashion, with the defender making public pleas for his freedom and bashing the franchise in the process. There was something in the former first-round pick, though, and it only takes returning to his film from his first three seasons to see it. As my colleague Gregg Rosenthal wrote in his top 101 free agents, McKinley showed legitimate juice and might just need the right fit to turn things around. Joe Judge’s Giants feel like that organization, and after the way McKinley’s time with the Falcons ended, he could be had for cheap.

Takkarist McKinley is an interesting choice. While he has plenty of talent, the former 2017 first rounder has plenty of questions, too. He’s put up 17.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 45 QB hits and two forced fumbles in four seasons and plays with an athletic edge. However, the fallout between him and the Falcons that led to his release (and the two failed physicals that ensued before landing with the Raiders) raise some red flags. What do you think Giants fans?

NFL free agency 2021: Leonard Williams’ potential landing spots, rumors, updates and more -

CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker gives his take on where Leonard Williams will end up.

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