5 Most Likely Mac Jones Destinations for 2024 After Patriots Benching

Nov 12, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany;  New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms up before a
Nov 12, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms up before a / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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4. New York Giants

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama in 2017 during Mac Jones' time in Tuscaloosa. Although Jones did not start while Daboll was at Alabama (the quarterback room also included Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa), Daboll has an extensive background and experience with him. If Daboll liked what he saw out of Jones on the practice field and in meetings, this might open the door for him.

Jones eventually became a first-team All-American and Heisman finalist at Alabama, so Daboll might take a flyer and hope to tap into the upside that Jones displayed with the Crimson Tide. At the 2022 NFL Combine, the Giants head coach said that he and Jones had built a relationship and that the young quarterback had a "bright future".

New York has invested heavily in quarterback Daniel Jones, who is locked up through the 2026 season as one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. However, Daniel Jones will be coming off a torn ACL so expectations for his 2024 play are littered with question marks.

Rookie quarterback and hometown kid Tommy DeVito has ascended to fan-favorite status with the Giants, but if there is a coach that could find the promise that Mac Jones showed at the college level, it is Daboll. Mac Jones himself has spoken about his desire to return to his playing style from his Alabama days, saying that he wants to get back to being "Alabama Mac".

It would be a shocking development if Mac Jones is the starting quarterback for the New York Giants next season in Week 1, but don't surprised if Daboll reunites with him at least for training camp.