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Giants willing to “explore” Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson trades

While admitting as much, GM Dave Gettleman re-affirms belief in Daniel Jones

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If the Green Bay Packers really want to trade Aaron Rodgers or the Seattle Seahawks really are willing to part with Russell Wilson, and there really aren’t any real indications those things will happen, GM Dave Gettleman said Monday that the New York Giants will “explore’ those avenues.

“You explore everything, but at the end of the day, we believe in Daniel (Jones), and we keep moving,” Gettleman said on WFAN Radio. “I don’t want to talk hypotheticals.”

On Thursday, Gettleman had said whatever is going on with the Packers and Rodgers is “none of my business.”

In truth, it is always a GM’s business to explore any possibility — no matter how remote or unlikely — that might make his team better.

The Giants have been all in on giving Jones the best possible chance to succeed. They have added wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, along with tight end Kyle Rudolph, and will get running back Saquon Barkley back after his 2020 season-enidng torn ACL.

“This will be a big jump for Daniel; it’s his second year in the same scheme, and I feel we’ve done a good job of getting Daniel some help,” Gettleman said. “Obviously, this is the year that Daniel should really make a major stride. Our game is just so different, everything happens a click or two faster. But with the work he has put in on and off the field, we’re looking forward to seeing him thrive.”