Skip to content

Report: Giants looking to trade up, likely eyeing Maye

Icon Sportswire / Getty

The New York Giants are exploring trading up to the third or fourth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and the likely target would be North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, sources told ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

The Giants currently own the sixth overall selection, while the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals own the third and fourth picks, respectively.

New York's move would come under the assumption that the Chicago Bears will take quarterback Caleb Williams at No. 1, and the Washington Commanders are eyeing Jayden Daniels at No. 2, adds Raanan.

The Giants handed Daniel Jones a four-year, $160-million extension in March 2023. However, the 26-year-old struggled in six appearances last season before suffering a torn ACL.

The current regime in New York didn't draft Jones, and his contract allows for a potential exit after the 2024 campaign.

Maye was once seen as the favorite to be selected by Washington but was overtaken by Daniels in recent weeks.

The former Tar Heels star had an outstanding 2022 campaign, throwing for 4,321 yards and 38 touchdowns against seven interceptions.

Maye's production dipped in 2023 - 3,603 yards and 24 scores against nine picks - amid a change at offensive coordinator and losses at pass-catcher. However, he remained one of the top prospects of the 2024 draft, which begins Thursday.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox