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2024 NFL Free Agency: Giants sign former Seahawks QB Drew Lock for Daniel Jones insurance

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THE New York Giants claim they still have complete faith In Daniel Jones at quarterback, but left the door open for a potential first-round pick at the position in April. Now, they've also added a potential veteran competition on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with the former Seattle Seahawks backup Drew Lock on a one-year contract, as CBS Sports' top NFL insider Jonathan Jones confirms.

Lock's deal is worth $5 million fully guaranteed, according to ESPN, which will make him about the fifth-highest paid backup at his position starting in 2024. The Giants are hoping Jones, who signed last year last a $160 million extension as starter, will be allowed to return from a torn ACL midseason during training camp. But Lock gives them experienced confidence, arriving with 23 career starts since his time in Seattle and with the Denver Broncos.

Originally a second-round pick of the Broncos in 2019, the same year the Giants drafted Jones No. 6 overall, Lock spent three seasons in Denver, notably going 4-1 in five starts as a rookie, but struggling with turnovers as a complete player. timer in 2020. He was then traded to the Seahawks in Denver's blockbuster deal for Russell Wilson ahead of the 2022 season, and spent two years as Geno Smith best backup in Seattle. He made two emergency starts for the Seahawks in 2023, becoming something of a fan favorite for an upset return against the Seahawks. Philadelphia Eagles.

Now with a veteran Tyrod Taylor Hitting free agency, Lock is expected to begin his tenure with the Giants as the team's No. 2 pick, with a chance to replace Jones or compete with a potential draft pick down the road.

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