The New York Giants have publicly backed Daniel Jones, but there’s at least a chance the quarterback won’t be the starter for the 2022 season. The latest rumors suggest that Mitchell Trubisky could sign with Big Blue and compete to be the team’s top signal-caller.

The Giants are expected to pursue Trubisky in free agency, ESPN reports. According to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, there is a belief in some NFL circles that New York will sign Trubisky.

Jones has struggled in three seasons with the Giants, posting a meager 84.3 passer rating and more turnovers than touchdown passes. Even if New York still has high hopes for Jones, the franchise might want to acquire a quarterback who can challenge him for the starting job.

Trubisky could be a good fit with the Giants and new head coach Brian Daboll. Trubisky spent the 2021 season backing up Josh Allen with the Buffalo Bills, for whom Daboll served as the offensive coordinator for four seasons.

"I think of Coach Daboll right away because of my connection with him in Buffalo. I'm excited to see what he does in New York really," Trubisky said on ESPN's The Adam Schefter podcast. "I don't know where I'm going to go, but I know whatever he does there he's going to do a great job with that offense. He's a great leader of men. He's just real and authentic with all the guys and I think that is why so many people respected him in our building. So I'm excited to see what he's going to do."

Before throwing just eight passes last season for the Bills, Trubisky was a mediocre starter for the Chicago Bears from 2017-2020. There is some belief that he might perform better in a new system.

After three straight seasons without a losing record, the Bears went 6-11 in 2021 following Trubisky’s departure.

Better opportunities to start elsewhere could keep Trubisky from signing with the Giants. The Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders are in need of a No. 1 quarterback. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to replace Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks who have retired.

The Denver Broncos filled their need at quarterback by trading for Russell Wilson. That trade created a hole for the Seattle Seahawks at the game's most important position.

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Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Buffalo Bills looks on prior to the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images